Geelong Lawn Tennis Club , 6 February 2012 | Tennis Australia

Australian Davis Cup representatives Bernard Tomic, Lleyton Hewitt and Matt Ebden are putting in the hard yards for a blockbuster tie against China this weekend.

With tickets in high demand at one of the oldest and strongest regional tennis centres in Victoria – the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club – the two teams are maximising their time on the turf, with final singles line-ups to be announced at Thursday’s official draw.

The high profile Australian contingent, headed by captain and former dual US Open champion Pat Rafter, has filled the 2500-3000 seat venue for this Asia-Oceania Zone 1 encounter.

The Aussie side also includes Victorian Chris Guccione with orange boys Nick Krygios and Blake Mott joining the mix for experience and former Hewitt’s hitting partner (and former Davis Cupper) Peter Luczak assisting the campaign.

Australia last played China in the 2011 Asia/Oceania Group I semifinal in Beijing in July, winning the tie 3-1.

Live streaming of this tie will start from 10–12 February 2012.

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