Davis Cup 2015: Lleyton Hewitt steers Australia to semi-finals

Australia beat Kazakhstan to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals

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Lleyton Hewitt won his match to help Australia seal victory Photo: Marianne Bevis

Lleyton Hewitt helped Australia book their place in the Davis Cup semi-finals with victory over Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the deciding rubber in Darwin.

Hewitt, who was a late replacement for his young team-mate Thanasi Kokkinakis, won 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-3, giving Australia a 3-2 win in the quarter-final tie.

Australia will now either face Great Britain or France in the semi-finals, due to be contested in September.

I love the back-against-the-wall situation. That’s what we had after day one,” Hewitt said. “We had to rally together and find a way to get the win.

“I’ve always said some of my greatest wins are in Davis Cup and some of my toughest losses are in Davis Cup so I’m going to enjoy this one.

“This is what dreams are made of.”

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