Switzerland vs Australia goes into fourth day

The deciding rubber between Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland will resume at the Royal Sydney Golf Club at 11 a.m. local time on Monday, after darkness suspended play on day three.

Wawrinka was leading Hewitt 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-4, 5-3 after almost four hours of play, when bad light suspended the tie-deciding rubber. 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.

Earlier on Sunday, Swiss Roger Federer levelled the play-off tie at 2-2 with a 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win over Australian Bernard Tomic. Federer, who hit 15 aces and 61 winners, has a 30-6 singles record in the competition.

"It was tough conditions today, but I really had a pleasure coming down here and playing; we'll see how it all works out in the fifth rubber," said Roger after the mtach.

Federer said the match could have been suspended earlier.

“It’s a tough call,” Federer said. “I’ve lost some big matches in the past due to darkness, and I always have the feeling that referees leave it a bit too late. They try to squeeze in another couple of games, so should they have stopped at two-all (in the fifth set)? Probably, that’s my guess.”’


Date: 18.09.2011


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