Tomic Ready For Davis Cup Tilt
Bernard Tomic has signalled his intentions to team up with Lleyton Hewitt and play Davis Cup for Australia.
Following his stunning run at Wimbledon the 18 year old has put his hand up for Australia’s upcoming tie against China which starts on Friday.
Tomic has lost the only two Davis Cup matches he has played (against Chinese Taipei last year), however he is high on confidence this time around.
“Yeah I just finished over there (Wimbledon), I had a good tournament, but I think it’s different being here in the Davis Cup,” Tomic said.
“I’m rested and ready to go for the tie, and what a great honour to play. So I can’t wait until it starts on Friday.”
After reaching the quarter finals at Wimbledon, Tomic moved up 87 places in the rankings to number 71, making him the new Australian number one. Lleyton Hewitt on the other hand dropped out of the top 100 to be ranked 130 in the world.
Hewitt had been suffering from foot problems, however he says he focus is squarely on helping Australia regain its status in the Davis Cup World Group.
“Where I’m at in my career, I need to get matches as well in the ATP circuit after coming back from injury,” Hewitt said.
“But obviously I think for all Australians the Davis Cup means a lot to be back in the World Group and that is obviously the goal right at the moment, and this is the start of this year trying to get back for 2012.”
On other tennis news former world number one Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic deserves to be the new world number one.
“He deserves to become the number one after an immense start to the year,” said Federer, who is the only man to defeat Djokovic in the current calendar year.
“When you lose so rarely, your confidence carries you a long way. And he’s proved at Wimbledon that he can play on grass. It’s good for tennis that it happened.”