We can beat Chinese Taipei, says Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt is ready to lead Australia to victory in next week's Davis Cup tie.
Lleyton Hewitt says he has moved on quickly from his disappointing Australian Open loss and is ready to lead Australia to victory in next week’s Davis Cup tie.
Australia will face Chinese Taipei on their home court in an Asia/Oceania Zone Group One clash from February 1-3.
While Hewitt is confident, the team will be without the country’s top player, Bernard Tomic.
“We’ve still got a pretty strong team, though and hopefully we can go there and get the job done,” Hewitt said on Sunday.
“All in all our depth is promising but our team in terms of Marinko (Matosevic) and Matt (Ebden) and Chris Guccione in doubles didn’t have the success through the Australian summer that we wanted.
“But we’re favourites in this tie, I’d say.
“I haven’t heard their team named yet but I’ve played a couple of the guys before so I know a little bit about them.”
Hewitt, who won the Australian Open lead-up event at Kooyong, ran into eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic and went down fighting in the first round.
“I’m hitting the ball really well at the moment, nothing’s changed.
“I still feel there are guys in the draw at the moment I could beat so that’s frustrating for me to not get through and get further,” he said.