Tennis: Hewitt in double duty for Australia vs China

AP, Tuesday 7 Feb 2012

Lleyton Hewitt will appear for his 32nd time in Davis Cup

Lleyton Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt

Former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt has been selected to play Davis Cup singles and doubles against China this weekend, equaling an Australian record by making his 32nd appearance in the international competition.

Australia captain Pat Rafter announced his combination Tuesday for the Asia-Oceania Group 1 match, with Hewitt and Bernard Tomic to play singles and Hewitt to combine with Chris Guccione in doubles at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club.

Hewitt will tie the mark set by Todd Woodbridge.

Hewitt fell out of the top 100 after an injury-plagued 2011, but his run to the fourth round at the Australian Open—where he lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic—was enough to convince Rafter that he’ll be as competitive.

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