Australia has made a superb start to their Davis Cup clash against Poland which is being organised at Torwar Hall, Warsaw. Both the singles matches played on the first day have been won by the kangaroos and now, they are just one win away from making their way into the World Group.
In the first singles match, Australia’s superstar Lleyton Hewitt took on the no. 1 Polish player Lukasz Kubot and defeated him in straight sets by 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to give a 1-0 lead to his country.
That lead was doubled by Bernard Tomic who also secured a straight set win against Michal Przysiezny. Tomic defeated Przysiezny by 7-5, 7-6 (1), 6-4.
Neither Hewitt nor Tomic lost his serve even once in their respective matches.
If the Australian pair of Chris Guccione and Hewitt wins the doubles match tomorrow, Australia will be in the World Group after 6 years.
Talking to the reporters at the end of the first day, Hewitt said, “It’s far from being over, but, yes, it’s a fantastic beginning.”
“Playing away from home and that too against their top ranked guy, I took it as a challenge. Thankfully, I played some good tennis and ended up giving my team an important lead.”
It took Hewitt less than a couple of hours to get better of Kubot who made a number of unforced errors in the match.
On the other hand, Tomic who extended the Visitors’ lead was also looking very happy. He said, “I had not been serving that well recently, but, today, I was spot on with it.”
“I think Lleyton’s victory set the tone for us. It’s fantastic to be ahead by 2-0 on the first day.”
Tomic’s record in the Davis Cup singles matches is absolutely superb. Out of 13 such games that he has played so far, he has managed to win 11.