Hewitt puts Australia 2-0 up
UPDATE 7pm: Lleyton Hewitt has produced a vintage performance to boost Australia's lead in its Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan to 2-0.
Lleyton Hewitt has produced a vintage performance to boost Australia’s lead in its Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan to 2-0.
Hewitt beat world No.133 Farrukh Dustov 6-4 6-4 6-2 on the back of winning 12 of the last 15 games after falling 3-0 down in the second set.
Australia needs to win just one more rubber to claim the tie and book a place in the World Group of the Davis Cup in 2015.
Hewitt, 33, will now set his sights on Saturday’s doubles where he will team up with Chris Guccione.
“It was the perfect start for me as well, to go out there and have the pressure on Dustov being one-nil down, with (Uzbekistan’s) better player already having lost,” Hewitt said.
“And now we have to finish it off. We’ll be doing everything in our power to do that tomorrow.
“I’m always keen to play so (captain) Pat (Rafter), myself, (coaches) Josh Eagle and Rochey (Tony Roche) will sit down later to work it out, but my body feels good and I think on this surface Gooch and I are pretty tough to beat.”