Focused Hewitt ready for Colombia test

A focused Lleyton Hewitt has warned his players they face a stiff challenge to progress to the knock-out stages of the Davis Cup in Madrid.

Hewitt’s Australia open their campaign against Colombia, who at 18 are the lowest-ranked side in the tournament.

Lleyton Hewitt says rankings go out the window in the Davis Cup.Credit:Getty Images

Such is the focus demanded by Hewitt from his players, the captain put them on a media ban on Monday after the team practised for the last time at the Caja Magica venue.

Nick Kyrgios looks set to open the tie, which starts at 4am AEDT on Wednesday against Colombia’s No.2 player Santiago Giraldo, who is ranked 278 in the world – 248 places below the Canberran.


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