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Lleyton Hewitt fit for Davis Cup tie
LLEYTON Hewitt continues to make strong progress towards regaining fitness and form for next week's Davis Cup showdown with Switzerland in Sydney.
But there are concerns more rain at the US Open may scuttle Roger Federer's hopes of appearing for the Swiss team.
Australian captain Pat Rafter said last night Hewitt had been impressive on the Royal Sydney Golf Club grasscourts, having experimented with softer shoes to help overcome chronic foot soreness.
Rafter was confident the most successful player in Australian Davis Cup history would be fit for next Friday's start of the tie.
"He's going really well, actually," he said.
Rafter said Marinko Matosevic (ankle) continued to strive for fitness, while Australia's top-ranked player, Bernard Tomic, was building toward a strong performance.