World Team Cup: Almagro (Esp) def Hewitt (Aus) 6-1 6-3
Horrifying to watch if you're a Hewitt fan, great stuff for followers of Nico. Lleyton did not look good out there, holding his hip and trying to flex it. He was blown off the court by Almagro and didn't look fit enough to be out there. He tried to defend in the first set but couldn't cope with Almagro's power. He tried to be more aggressive in the second but was patchy. Some very nice stuff at the net towards the end, but poor from the baseline.
I'm hoping he was sluggish because of the virus, but if his hip is bothering him again you'd have to wonder how long he'll keep this up. There's cause to worry if he can play past 30, and he's 29 now.
As for Almagro, he was hitting that ball beautifully and hit some lovely backhand winners. He could do some big damage at the French.