Davis Cup: Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios Give Australia 2-0 Lead vs Uzbekistan

Lleyton Hewitt, ranked 49 in the world, extended his Davis Cup record to 55 wins, which also comprises 14 wins in the doubles.

updated: September 12, 2014 13:34 IST
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Lleyton Hewitt, 33, played in his record 38th Davis Cup tie.


Lleyton Hewitt won his 41st singles match and Nick Kyrgios swept through in straight sets as Australia took a commanding 2-0 lead over Uzbekistan in their Davis Cup World Group play-off Friday.

Hewitt, 33, playing in his record 38th Davis Cup tie, outgunned Farrukh Dustov 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to capitalise on rising youngster Kyrgios's opening rubber victory over Denis Istomin.

Kyrgios, 19, who reached this year's Wimbledon quarter-finals and the third round at the US Open, powered past Istomin 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in a crushing blow for the Uzbeks' chances of winning the grass-court tie in Perth.

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