Tennis: Hewitt delighted to be back amongst Davis elite
Published on Jan 29, 2014 5:56 AM
MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AFP) - Veteran former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is relishing leading Australia back in the World Group for the first time since 2007 against France this weekend.
Australia have won the famous old trophy 28 times, bettered only by the United States, but they have been scrabbling around for slim pickings in recent years.
They last won the competition in 2003 and were also beaten finalists in 2001, when France defeated them in Nice.
This time they will be rank outsiders against opponents made up of players far higher in the ATP world rankings.
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