Former world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt created history on Friday when he took to the court for Australia in the Davis Cup relegation play off tie against Germany. Hewitt became the most capped player in the history of Australian tennis when he played the singles match on Day 1 against Florian Mayer of Germany.
But Mayer was the one who came out victorious winning 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 victory to level Germany. Hewitt is now 49-15 in Davis Cup action. In the first match of the day, 19 year old Bernard Tomic defeated Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4).
Australia and Germany are now tied at 1-1 after Day 1 with the doubles on Saturday..