Lleyton Hewitt who is set to retire after next season’s Australian Open has been named as Australia’s new Davis Cup Captain by Tennis Australia replacing Wally Masur.
If you’re looking for commitment, passion and pride then Lleyton is your man. The former world number one has been one tennis’ great competitors in Davis Cup over the years having first played for his country in 1999 before making his last ever appearance in the semi-finals against Great Britain in Glasgow not long ago and will now be on the bench not as a team mate but as a captain.
Lleyton’s record in Davis Cup is pretty good with a career win/loss record of 58/20 with his singles record being 42/14 and his doubles record 16/6. He was also part of the team that won the Davis Cup in 1999 (in his first year playing the tournament) and in 2003 and will now be hoping to win it as captain.
Australia do have a lot of talented players available for selection with:
John Peers (Top 10 doubles player)
Lleyton’s first tie as captain will be against USA who haven’t had much success in recent years despite winning the tournament 32 times in their history!