Team Captain Lleyton Hewitt keen to lead Australia to Davis Cup success


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Team Captain Lleyton Hewitt keen to lead Australia to Davis Cup success

Australian Davis Cup Team Captain Lleyton Hewitt is not a fan of the new Davis Cup format but still remains motivated to help the green and gold win it all in the competition. The majority of tennis nations voted for the ITF's proposed Davis Cup reform during this year's ITF Annual General Meeting.

Australia voted against the new format as they spoke against the proposed reform. The Davis Cup Finals will be a one-week long event -- featured by 18 nations -- played at a neutral venue in November. One tie will consist of two singles rubbers and one doubles rubbers as a best-of-three-sets format will be used in matches.

Australia will have to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in February's Davis Cup qualifying round tie to secure a place for the finals event. "It's disappointing, but I've spoken to Johnny (Millman) and Alex (de Minaur) and these guys about it and we'll use it as a tool to play for Australia," Hewitt told AAP, as revealed on SBS Australia.

"It doesn't matter what the format. We don't agree with it, we don't like it but if we get picked - me as captain and then to play, we'll do it. "And we'll do absolutely everything we can to win it." Australia have won the second most Davis Cup titles as they have made it all the way 28 times in the competition.

However, they haven't won a title since 2003. Also read: Australia to host Bosnia & Herzegovina at Memorial Drive in Adelaide