Davis Cup: Australia take 1-0 lead over Argentina

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

Lleyton Hewitt won his 26th straight match at the former Sydney Olympic complex, giving Australia a 1-0 lead in its Davis Cup quarter against Argentina.

Davis Cup: Australia take 1-0 lead over Argentina

Sydney:

Lleyton Hewitt won his 26th straight match at the former Sydney Olympic complex, giving Australia a 1-0 lead in its Davis Cup quarterfinal against Argentina with a 7-6 (5), 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 victory Friday over Guillermo Coria. Hewitt, winning for the 27th time in 32 Davis Cup singles matches for Australia, came from a break down in the first set and fought off four break points in a marathon seventh game before prevailing in an opening tiebreaker in the often spiteful match. "That seventh game I was able to get back in the match," said Hewitt. "The tiebreaker could have gone either way, so that was a huge momentum swing then," he added. The 24-year-old Hewitt's only loss at the Sydney International Tennis Center came in the first round of the 2000 Olympic Games tournament. He has not lost there since, while winning four Sydney ATP tournaments. (AP)

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