The Australian Davis Cup team of (L-R) Chris Guccione, Nick Kyrgios, Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic and captain Pat Rafter at the Australia v Poland official draw ceremony; Tennis Australia
13TH Sep 2013

Tomic, Hewitt to lead Aussies into battle

Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic will lead Australia into battle against a Polish side missing injured leading light Jerzy Janowicz.

The tie, to be staged on 13-15 September on indoor clay at Warsaw’s Torwar Hall, will see Hewitt facing world No.70 Lukasz Kubot in the opening singles match on Friday (starting Saturday 12am AEST).

Hewitt is coming into the tie fresh off his run to the last 16 at the US Open, which included a second round defeat of then-world No.6 Juan Martin del Potro.

Tomic will then take on 113th-ranked Michal Przysiezny, who replaces world No.14 Janowicz.

Wimbledon semifinalist Janowicz on Thursday succumbed to an ongoing back problem that hampered him during a short first-round exit at the US Open.

Hewitt will team up with Chris Guccione in the doubles on Saturday.

Australian captain Pat Rafter would ideally be hoping for an early victory – allowing for 18-year-old Nick Kyrgios to make his debut in a dead rubber on Sunday.

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Italian Open, R64
Benoit Paire DEFEATED Bernard Tomic 2-1 (RET) see previous results