C’mon, is it just Lleyton Hewitt?

Former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt recently became Australia’s most successful Davis Cup player in history, with 44 wins and 12 losses (singles and doubles combined). But the 29-year old would remember that particular tie for all the wrong reasons, as Australia once again failed without his services. As a result, this has left Australia dwindling outside the World Group since 2008 and this also saw the end of John Fitzgerald’s decade long captaincy.

Here is a rundown of the amount of success Australian singles players other than Hewitt have had when playing Davis Cup (excluding Asia/Oceania zonal ties).

Year Australia vs. Australian player Opposition Win/Loss Score
2010 Belgium Carsten Ball Olivier Rochus Loss 6-4 6-4 7-6(5)
2010 Belgium Peter Luczak Olivier Rochus Loss 7-6(8)  6-4  6-7(0)  7-6(2)
2010 Belgium Carsten Ball Steve Darcis Loss 7-6(4)  6-3  6-4
2008 Chile Chris Guccione Nicolas Massu Loss 7-6(4)  7-6(5)  3-6  7-6(2)
2008 Chile Peter Luczak Fernando Gonzalez Loss 6-2  6-2  6-3
2008 Chile Chris Guccione Fernando Gonzalez Loss 7-6(3)  7-5  6-3
2008 Chile Carsten Ball Paul Capdeville Win 6-3  7-6(3)
2007 Serbia Peter Luczak Novak Djokovic Loss 6-1 6-4 6-2
2007 Serbia Chris Guccione Novak Djokovic Loss 6-3  7-6(3)  7-6(5)
2007 Serbia Peter Luczak Boris Pashanski Loss 4-6  6-3  6-1

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