World Group action starts in


15 September 2011

Federer excited by Hewitt clash

Audio interview


  • Suzi Petkovski

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Roger Federer is among the players and captains to preview this week's Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie between Australia and Switzerland.

Friday's draw pitted Federer against Lleyton Hewitt in the second rubber, after Bernard Tomic and Stanislas Wawrinka open the tie, being played on grass at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.

Roger Federer (SUI) - 15/09/2011

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) - 15/09/2011

Captain Severin Luthi (SUI) - 15/09/2011

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) - 15/09/2011

Bernard Tomic (AUS) - 15/09/2011

Captain Patrick Rafter (AUS) - 15/09/2011

  • More photos

    • Roger Federer (SUI) at Darling Harbour, SydneyRoger Federer (SUI) and Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
    • Roger Federer (SUI) at the press conferenceAustralian team at Darling Harbour in Sydney

    Suzi Petkovski

    Melbourne-based Suzi Petkovski has been a tennis writer since 1985, and a tennis tragic since attending the 1980 Australian Open at Kooyong, seated on the grass alongside centre court – close enough to catch the sweat of Guillermo Vilas. A former editor of Australian Tennis magazine, she first covered Davis Cup and Fed Cup in the 1980s.



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