Wawrinka puts Switzerland on verge of Davis Cup win

Updated: 18 September 2011 15:20 IST

Stanislas Wawrinka was within one game of beating Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and sending Switzerland into next year's elite Davis Cup World Group when play was suspended due to fading light on Sunday on grass courts at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

Sydney:

Stanislas Wawrinka was within one game of beating Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and sending Switzerland into next year's elite Davis Cup World Group when play was suspended due to fading light on Sunday on grass courts at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

Wawrinka led Hewitt 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 5-3 when officials stopped play until 11 a.m. Monday (0100 GMT). Hewitt will be serving to stay in the match.

Earlier Sunday, Roger Federer defeated Bernard Tomic 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to pull Switzerland level 2-2 after Australia won Saturday's doubles and the teams split the opening singles on Friday.

Topics : Stanislas Wawrinka Lleyton Hewitt Tennis
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