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World Group Play-off

16 Sep - 18 Sep 2011, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Sydney, Australia, Grass, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Bernard TOMIC
    • Date of birth:  21 Oct 1992
    • Singles ranking:  65
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Lleyton HEWITT
    • Date of birth:  24 Feb 1981
    • Singles ranking:  49
    • Doubles ranking:  121
    • Chris GUCCIONE
    • Date of birth:  30 Jul 1985
    • Singles ranking:  851
    • Doubles ranking:  45
    • Matthew EBDEN
    • Date of birth:  26 Nov 1987
    • Singles ranking:  88
    • Doubles ranking:  87
  • Team captain Patrick RAFTER
    • Roger FEDERER
    • Date of birth:  08 Aug 1981
    • Singles ranking:  3
    • Doubles ranking:  105
    • Stan WAWRINKA
    • Date of birth:  28 Mar 1985
    • Singles ranking:  4
    • Doubles ranking:  133
    • Stephane BOHLI
    • Date of birth:  25 Jul 1983
    • Singles ranking:  1264=
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Marco CHIUDINELLI
    • Date of birth:  10 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking:  163
    • Doubles ranking:  214
  • Team captain Severin LUTHI

News from the tie

Photos

  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Swiss team celebrate
  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Todd Woodbridge (AUS)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • The Swiss bench
  • Referee Javier Moreno and Pat Rafter
  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) and Pat Rafter (AUS)
  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Chris Guccione (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) 2011
  • Royal Sydney Golf Club
  • Royal Sydney Golf Club
  • Tony Roche (AUS)
  • Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Aussie fan
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) and Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka and Swiss Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi (SUI)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Chris Guccione (AUS)
  • Chris Guccione (AUS) and Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Roger Federer (SUI)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) struggles on grass in Sydney
  • Bernard Tomic (AUS) returns serve
  • Bernard Tomic (AUS) celebrating his victory against Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
  • Aussie supporters at Royal Sydney Golf Club, Sydney
  • Swiss supporters at Royal Sydney Golf Club, Sydney
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) returning serve
  • Patrick Rafter and Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) at Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Switzerland team at Darling Harbour in Sydney
  • Roger Federer (SUI) and Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) at the press conference
  • Australian team at Darling Harbour in Sydney
  • Stanislas Wawrinka/Roger Federer (SUI) and Lleyton Hewitt/Chris Guccione (AUS)
  • Roger Federer (SUI) and Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) and Bernard Tomic (AUS)
  • Switzerland team at Darling Harbour in Sydney
  • Tie Summary

    Australia won all four previous ties played between these two countries, the last one dating back to 2006.

    Despite an early upset in the first rubber, Australia managed to beat China in Beijing 3-1 and book a place in the World Group playoffs. The Chinese proved to be very competitive on home soil and took the first point of the tie. However, young star Bernard Tomic won the second rubber for Australia and paved the way for a victory that would be confirmed by Lleyton and Guccione in the doubles and again by Hewitt in the fourth singles rubber.

    Roger Federer, in his return to the Swiss team, and Stanislas Wawrinka did the entire job in the Europe/Africa Group I tie that Switzerland played against Portugal in Bern. The two Swiss stars took the first two rubbers and secured the ticket to the playoffs with a victory in the doubles match.

    Australia, the second most succesful Davis Cup nation, has only spent 4 years outside the World Group since its creation in 1981.
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  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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