Australia takes 2-1 lead with doubles win

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 12:24

Sydney: Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione combined to upset Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the doubles on Saturday to give Australia a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup match against Switzerland.

The Australian pair rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (5) victory that means the Swiss pair must win both of Sunday`s reverse singles matches to win.

Teenager Bernard Tomic will meet No. 3-ranked Federer on Sunday, with Hewitt to play Wawrinka in the last singles match.

Federer beat Hewitt on Friday to level the tie after Tomic had opened with a win over Wawrinka.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 12:24

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