With the national side’s scores level at 2-2, the deciding Davis Cup rubber between Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland was suspended due to bad light on day three, and will resume on Monday at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.
The scores were levelled earlier in the day, as Swiss ace Roger Federer achieved a 6-2 7-5 3-6 6-3 win over Australian Bernard Tomic, in a match which included the world number three hitting an impressive 15 aces and 61 winners, further cementing his 30-6 singles record in the competition.
Before the later game was suspended, Wawrinka was leading Hewitt 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-4, 5-3 after almost four hours of play, Hewitt had saved four set points in the fourth-set tie-break at 3-6 and 6-7. Wawrinka broke Hewitt's serve for the fourth time in the match at 2-2 in the fifth set.
Meanwhile, Japan fought back their right to play in the World Group for the first time since 1985 after Kei Nishikori won the home nation the tie-winning point over India's Vishnu Vardhan 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 10 minutes. Nishikori is now 6-1 in singles rubbers for Japan.
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