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Australia have named Wayne Arthurs, Scott Draper and doubles veteran Todd Woodbridge to join Lleyton Hewitt for their Davis Cup play-off against India.
The Australian's, who have won the Cup 27 times, are missing the injured Mark Philippoussis.

They were relegated from the elite 16-team world group when they suffered a shock first-round loss to Argentina in February.

World number one Hewitt, Philippoussis and former two-time US Open champion Pat Rafter were all unavailable on that occasion.


Hewitt returned to Australia on Tuesday after he was beaten by Andre Agassi in the semi-finals of the US Open last week.

He will have a week off before the tie begins at Memorial Drive in his home city of Adelaide on 20 September.

"This is a must-win tie for us and our team is committed to ensuring Australia rightfully remains in the world group," said captain John Fitzgerald.

"Over the past few months the US hard-court season has provided a solid preparation for the team and we're looking forward to hitting on the Rebound Ace (surface) at Memorial Drive."


Philippoussis had decided to return to the team after two years of injuries and personality clashes with previous coaching staff, but hurt his left knee during the US Open first round.

Arthurs was a late replacement for Rafter in last year's final, losing the decisive singles match to France's Nicolas Escude.


Ryan Henry, who reached the boys' semi-finals of the US Open, and promising junior Peter Luczak have been added to the Australian squad as hitting partners for the senior players.

India, who have not played in the world group since 1998, will be led by former top-ranked doubles duo Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.
 

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The Aussies have a 3-0 unassailable lead :D Hewitt/Woodbride def Paes/Uppal 6-3,7-6(5),6-1 :bounce: :bounce:

Well Done Guyz! :D
 

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Scott Draper (AUS) d. Rohan Bopanna (IND) 6-3 7-5
Wayne Arthurs (AUS) d. Harsh Mankad (IND) 6-4 3-6 7-5

Australia- India 5:0
 
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