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Hewitt has done it again for Australia.

Could he play singles tomorrow as well to rescue this tie?
 

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Groth and then Hewitt for the 5th rubber you mean
 

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Hewitt was just the background mentor here.

GROTH IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE US!

So replace him for Thanasi :facepalm:
 

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These two should play the reverse singles. Kyrgios has no pride and doesn't want to be there. Groth is a better option on grass than Kokkinakis...
 

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That was a brilliant performance from Lleyton and Sam.

Surely Sam will be in for the singles tomorrow, though possibly not til the 5th rubber and for that to happen Kyrgios would have to turn over Kuku. Perhaps throw Sam into that one instead? If he could win then either Kokkinakis or Lleyton for the fifth.
 

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Should be Groth and Hewitt.

Not sure either of them can win, but Groth deserves a chance unless Kyrgios is in a much much better place than he was yesterday.

And Hewitt deserves a singles swansong after his doubles performance.
 

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Should be Groth and Hewitt.

Not sure either of them can win, but Groth deserves a chance unless Kyrgios is in a much much better place than he was yesterday.

And Hewitt deserves a singles swansong after his doubles performance.
And still you want Groth over Kyrgios, when we all know he should be replacing Kokk...

Regardless of yesterday, Kyrgios and Groth are the only ones who can beat Kukushkin, and Kyrgios cant play Nedovyesov again, so the smart choice is obviously Kyrgios ~ Groth

Oh and here's a good idea - How about we actually WIN first, and then Hewitt can have his swansong against Murray or a French guy, where we know we'll lose...
 

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Hewitt shouldn't play singles, he simply can't play at that level two days straight. As daft as it sounds, I'd stick with Kokk and Kyrgios for the reverse singles. It's time for Kyrgios to stop whinging and stand up for his country - whether or not he will do that remains to be seen. Kokk is average on grass but Nedoyesov is a better match-up, unless they bring in Golubev. Groth doesn't have the mentality to win a live singles rubber at this stage, despite his excellent performance today.
 

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And still you want Groth over Kyrgios, when we all know he should be replacing Kokk...

Regardless of yesterday, Kyrgios and Groth are the only ones who can beat Kukushkin, and Kyrgios cant play Nedovyesov again, so the smart choice is obviously Kyrgios ~ Groth

Oh and here's a good idea - How about we actually WIN first, and then Hewitt can have his swansong against Murray or a French guy, where we know we'll lose...
Weren't you advocating Groth play Kukushkin over Kokk in the first place?

If Kyrgios couldn't beat Nedovyesov he has no hope against Kukushkin unless something changes drastically.

Lleyton has pretty much no chance against Kukushkin, but might just possibly be able to rise to the occasion given good form today against Nedovyesov (or Golubev).

Main issue is, having played his heart out today, could he really do it again tomorrow?
 

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Hewitt shouldn't play singles, he simply can't play at that level two days straight. As daft as it sounds, I'd stick with Kokk and Kyrgios for the reverse singles. It's time for Kyrgios to stop whinging and stand up for his country - whether or not he will do that remains to be seen. Kokk is average on grass but Nedoyesov is a better match-up, unless they bring in Golubev. Groth doesn't have the mentality to win a live singles rubber at this stage, despite his excellent performance today.
Agree wholeheartedly.

Nick can beat Kukushkin if he pulls his finger out and Kokk is a good man to have in a tense 5th rubber.

Kokk is horrible on grass but if he can keep it competitive and push the match to at least a 4th set where it becomes a matter of poise and stamina, he will bring us through.

Groth is a bit too chokey to risk imo.
 

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Groth and Hewitt's job this tie was to win the doubles and they did that. Let's not knee-jerk-reaction them into singles when clearly Kyrgios and Kokk are Australia's best chances to win tomorrow, regardless of how they performed on Friday. Going forward we won't be seeing too many grass court Davis Cup ties in Australia I'm feeling...
 

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Groth really needs to step in for Kokkinakis. What an idiotic decision that was.
Groth should have played the first rubber, but it would be equally unwise to put him in at the death.

Even if Thansi gets beaten, it will be great experience for him to play under that type of heat.
 

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Hewitt's brothers :yeah:
 
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