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Tennis: Hewitt delighted to be back amongst Davis elite

Published on Jan 29, 2014 5:56 AM
 
Australia's Lleyton Hewitt plays a shot during his men's singles match against Italy's Andreas Seppi on day two of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 14, 2014. 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. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

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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