Tomic to lead Australia in Davis Cup qualifier
BRISBANE, Australia (AP)
Bernard Tomic will lead Australia into the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania second-round match against South Korea next month in the absence of former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt.
The 31-year-old Hewitt won his singles and doubles matches in Australia's 5-0 first-round win over China, but had surgery on his left foot last month and is expected to be sidelined until June.
The 19-year-old Tomic, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist, and Matt Ebden will play singles in the April 6-8 match at Brisbane. Marinko Matosevic and Chris Guccione was also included in the team announced Tuesday by Australia captain Pat Rafter.
The winner will advance to the World Group playoff in September.
The Koreans advanced to the second round with a 4-1 win over Taiwan.