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Old 10-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #226
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Adelaide in the running to host Davis Cup tie against China

AUSTRALIAN Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter has supported Adelaide's bid to host the season-opening tie against China in February.

Tennis SA has held talks with Tennis Australia about the tie on grass at Memorial Drive from February 10-12. The bid to regain world group status would be a homecoming for Lleyton Hewitt.

"(It would be) really well received," Rafter said yesterday.

"They love their tennis in Adelaide. There are two other venues that are keen as well and Tennis Australia are now looking at the venues to see the conditions of the grass courts and the facilities.

"I am sure Lleyton would love to play back in Adelaide and there has always been a great crowd for Davis Cup in the past and I wish them well in their pursuit."

Perth, Albury-Wodonga and regional Victorian centres Shepparton and Mildura are also believed to be in contention but TA would not confirm.

TA events director Steve Ayles would not comment on Adelaide's chances. "All venues submitted to Tennis Australia are being assessed," Ayles said.

A decision will not be made until mid-December but Adelaide may also be in the running to host a tie in April.

If successful, Tennis SA will have to either roll grass over centre court at Memorial Drive or improve the surface and infrastructure on the 14 grass courts adjacent to Montefiore Rd.

Rafter said he requests the surface but not the venue.

"I just say `guys this is the surface we want' and it's grass," said Rafter, who will play in the World Tennis Challenge in January. "I think we're a very good grass court nation still and we'll be looking to try to make good use of the home court advantage."

Tennis SA chief executive Alistair MacDonald said he would explore all options to make Adelaide's bid as strong as possible.

"We've put the feelers out to be considered and we believe we're in a good position," he said. "We could build stands on the existing grass courts or put grass on centre court which may or may not be possible.

MacDonald said another option was to take the tie to regional SA including the Riverland.

Adelaide last hosted a Davis Cup tie against Sweden in 2004.

MacDonald said it would be special for Adelaide tennis fans to see former US Open and Wimbledon champion Hewitt on home soil.

"It's not the primary reason you'd have it (tie) here but certainly for people to have the opportunity to see Lleyton they'd love it," MacDonald said.

"Just to say thankyou for his contribution and there's no better format that Lleyton's better at than Davis Cup."

Hewitt could not be contacted for comment.

Rafter hasn't forecast any major changes to Australia's side - which lost to Switzerland in Sydney in September - for the next 12-18 months.

"I think we need to develop the players we've got and hopefully they'll become better in the next few years.

"It's a 5-10 year thing in my book.

"What I've said to the guys throughout the last few months that we were together has been said, I don't need to reiterate any more.

"Every player has certain things they need to work on and now I've been given full rein from Tennis Australia and with that comes responsibility and I'm happy to take that on."
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Top players commit to cup campaign

LLEYTON Hewitt and Bernard Tomic will spearhead Australia's 2012 Davis Cup campaign when it starts in Geelong in early February.

Davis Cup manager Todd Woodbridge said all our top-ranked players had committed to try to win promotion to the elite 16-nations World Group for the 2013 competition.

While Hewitt, Tomic, Matt Ebden and doubles specialist Chris Guccione will form the basis of the squad, Woodbridge said Cup captain Patrick Rafter was encouraging the emerging younger players to keep pushing for selection.

"Everybody has put their hand up,"" Woodbriodge said.

"Pat (Rafter) has done a very good job of driving that team culture, particularly among the younger group.

"The (Jason), Kubler, (Ben) Mitchell, (James) Duckworth group. And Luke Saville (Wimbledon boys champion) ... they're all itching to get into the team.''

The team must win a second tie against either Korea or Chinese Taipei to then earn the right to contest a relegation tie in September to try to earn promotion to the 2013 World Group.

Woodbridge said Geelong's grass courts would be a traditional hard and fast surface to face China, whose No.1 player impressed when Australia won comfortably in a similar zonal tie on a hardcourt in Beijing in July.

"One of their players plays quite well on it," he said.
"He's an aggressive player and he pushed Lleyton to four sets in Beijing. He will play solidly on grass, but the rest of the team will have little experience on it.

"I went down to visit the site and it's a traditional grass court. It's not a laser-level, billiard table, it has got subtleties about it.

"It's a court that will suit our guys quite well in that Lleyton can play on any grass court because his footwork is so good at picking up balls.

"Bernard's game will suit it very well. And it will be ideal for someone with a serve like Gooch (Guccione).

"It's similar to a Roehampton (Wimbledon qualifying event) and Aorangi Park (Wimbledon practice courts). We've got a lot of experience out on those courts.''
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The Australian @DavisCup team has been announced by captain Pat Rafter: Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Matt Ebden & Chris Guccione

Rafter named Tomic, Lleyton Hewitt, Matthew Ebden and Chris Guccione for the February 10-12 tie, which is the first step towards Australia getting back into the world group.

Hewitt told Rafter his injured toe would allow him to get through the Davis Cup tie, but his fitness will be monitored in the lead-up.

Rafter launched a withering broadside at Tomic after Australia's Davis Cup loss against Switzerland last year, but says much has changed.

''I was very critical of him last year. I find it hard to bite my tongue sometimes. Hopefully that sank in subconsciously as well,'' Rafter said.

''He wasn't in the right headspace but he has really impressed me over this summer and he's going to be a very, very good player.

''We had a little issue over there in Sydney, and he probably wasn't at that maturity level back then. We had plenty of conversations during that Davis Cup, to me he had a really poor performance in the US Open as well, and then I wanted him to train hard and he was just struggling with life then, and I caught him at a weak moment and I was pretty tough on him.''

Rafter said Hewitt and Guccione were a potential doubles combination, with Ebden coming off a strong Australian Open and the country's second-ranked male with an ATP ranking of 94.

Australian juniors Blake Mott and Nick Kyrgios will act as waterboys for the tie, rounding out a six-man team.
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Capitan: Pat Rafter

China

Ze Zhang
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Lleyton Hewitt & Bernard Tomic test out centre court in Geelong for #DavisCup tie v China

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