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Davis Cup 2016, Australia v US: Tomic, Isner win, tie locked at 1-1 | Photos Fans show their support during the Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States at Kooyong on March 4. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES
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Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt encourages Sam Groth in his match against United State’s John Isner during the Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States at Kooyong in Melbourne. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES

Sam Groth of Australia plays a forehand volley in his match against John Isner of the United States during the Davis Cup tie.

Aussie fans show their support during the Davis Cup match against the United States.

Sam Groth of Australia plays a backhand volley in his match against John Isner of the United States.

Sam Groth plays a backhand volley in his match against John Isner.

Jack Sock of the United States plays a forehand during his match against Australian Bernard Tomic during the Davis Cup tie on March 4.

Australian Sam Groth in action against United States’ John Isner.

Australian Sam Groth in action against United States’ John Isner.

John Isner of the United States plays a backhand in his match against Aussie Sam Groth during the Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States at Kooyong on March 4.

Bernard Tomic of Australia plays a forehand in his match against Jack Sock of the United States.

Australian Sam Groth serves during the Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States.

Aussie Sam Groth works up a sweat in his match against US’s John Isner on Friday.

Jack Sock of the United States gestures in his match against Australian Bernard Tomic.

John Isner of the United States serves in his match against Sam Groth of Australia.

Sam Groth of Australia serves.

John Isner of the United States shakes hands with Sam Groth of Australia after a win.

Bernard Tomic of Australia plays a forehand volley in his match against Jack Sock of the United States during the Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States.

United States’ John Isner celebrates after winning his match against Aussie Sam Groth.

Jack Sock of the United States plays a backhand during the Davis Cup tie in Melbourne on Friday.

Australian Bernard Tomic plays a backhand in his match against Jack Sock of the United States.

Australian coach Jason Stoltenberg congratulates Bernard Tomic after his win over Jack Sock of the United States.

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt encourages Bernard Tomic.

Jack Sock slips over during his match against Bernard Tomic.

Jack Sock plays a backhand during his match against Bernard Tomic.

Bernard Tomic of Australia is congratulated by captain Lleyton Hewitt after winning his match against Jack Sock of the United States during the Davis Cup tie.

United States captain Jim Courier congratulates Aussie Bernard Tomic after his win over Jack Sock.

Bernard Tomic of Australia celebrates winning his match against Jack Sock of the United States.

Aussie Bernard Tomic is congratulated by team-mates after winning his match against Jack Sock.

Australian Sam Groth plays a backhand in his match against John Isner of the United States.

Aussie Bernard Tomic reacts in his match against Jack Sock.

Jack Sock of the United States plays a forehand in his match against Aussie Bernard Tomic.

Aussie Bernard Tomic plays a backhand in his match against United States’ Jack Sock.

Jack Sock of the United States plays a backhand.

Jack Sock plays a forehand in his match against Bernard Tomic during the Davis Cup tie on March 4 in Melbourne.

Australian Bernard Tomic plays a backhand against Jack Sock.

Australian Bernard Tomic plays a backhand against Jack Sock.

Australian Bernard Tomic plays a forehand against Jack Sock.

Australian Bernard Tomic plays a forehand against Jack Sock.

Aussie captain Lleyton Hewitt talks to Sam Groth during his match against John Isner of the United States.

Australian Bernard Tomic serves against Jack Sock of the United States during the Davis Cup tie on Friday.

Jack Sock of the United States bites on his towel during his match against Bernard Tomic of Australia.

United States captain Jim Courier helps John Isner cool down during his match against Sam Groth of Australia.

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt reacts as Bernard Tomic of Australia plays against Jack Sock of the United States during the Davis Cup tie.

United States captain Jim Courier shakes hands with John Isner after he won his match against Sam Groth of Australia.

John Isner of the United States celebrates winning match point in his match against Sam Groth of Australia during the Davis Cup tie.

Lleyton Hewitt captain of Australia reacts during the Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States at Kooyong on March 4.

United States captain Jim Courier reacts as John Isner of the United States wins the first set in his match against Sam Groth of Australia during the Davis Cup tie on Friday.

John Isner of the United States plays a backhand in his match against Sam Groth of Australia.

John Isner of the United States reacts in his match against Sam Groth of Australia.

Australian Sam Groth reacts in his match against John Isner of the United States during the Davis Cup tie.

Sam Groth of Australia lets go of the racket as he plays a backhand in his match against John Isner of the United States during the Davis Cup tie.

Australian Sam Groth plays a backhand in his match against John Isner of the United States.

Australian Sam Groth plays a backhand in his match against John Isner of the United States.

Sam Groth plays a forehand volley against John Isner during the Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States at Kooyong in Melbourne.

TweetFacebookBERNARD Tomic cannot recall everything Lleyton Hewitt was telling him at the changeovers late in a tense, draining four-set Davis Cup win over American Jack Sock that the Australian has hailed as among his most satisfying.

But Tomic does know that Hewitt was saying “the right things” to keep him positive and motivated during a challenging time against a player he had never beaten.

Tomic was struggling after a concentration lapse in the third set that carried over into the fourth, his team trailing 1-0 after Sam Groth’s loss to John Isner.

In the context of the first-round tie, and Australia’s chances in it, the singlesNo.1 simply could not lose against the US No. 2.

Tomicwon, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, and so the first-round tie stands at 1-1 ahead of Saturday’s doubles.

“Both matches today probably went to plan on rankings and on form, but the Bryans are obviously the favourites tomorrow in the doubles,” Hewitt said later.

“But I still think our guys have got a good shot at it. Then on the last day anything can happen. It’s going to be live going into the last day after today, which is nice.”

Just as it was immensefor Tomic, who is ranked four places higher than No.24 Sock despite not having beaten him in three previous attempts.

But the last was in 2014, and Tomic has been playing the best tennis of his career, with 13 wins from 19 matches this season, including a finals appearance in Acapulco last Sunday.

The flipside was that meant a long journey back from Mexico for a Tuesday arrival at Kooyong and and delayed grasscourt practicefor a player whose responsibilities increased when Nick Kyrgios was declared unfit to play.

But he loves the surface and the team environment, and continues to mature as a big-match player, his impressive Davis Cup record now 16-3.

“It’s an amazing feeling. So tough out here, the conditions were so hot and I was trying to get used to it as much as I could,” Tomic said.

“It’s been tough for me the last few days, coming on grass, so it’s not so easy and I’m just happy to have the chance first time having Lleyton there by my side means a lot to me.I had a surface to play him on which was in my favour, but I knew it was gonna be tough, so I’m happy I won in the end.”

To Hewitt, who has played so many, lulls are inevitable in best-of-five set matches.

“It’s how you respond to that and he found a way in the fourth set,” the veteran said.

“It’s not an easy thing to do, to come out when you’re the number one player for your country and you’re 1-0 down in Davis Cup, in aworld group match and Bernie did fantastic today and he’s done absolutely everything we asked of him all week.”

With more to come, notably a live reverse singles against John Isner on Sunday, against whom he also has a losing record:0-1.

The world No.11 squeezed out of a tight first set against Groth, havingbeen down0-40 in the fifth game, but broke in the first game of the second andgrew in confidence thereafter.

He served well, of course, he did, but it was also his return game that impressed.

Groth agreed that the first set was crucial, “especially the way we both play. We both play on a little bit of confidence, both play behind our serve and especially on a day when it’s quite hot out there as well.Had I have maybe taken a chance that 0-40 game early, maybe it’s a different story, but I felt like after that he hit that backhand winner that clipped the line in the tiebreak and then his confidence just seemed to build. He started taking cuts on returns and to his credit they started going in.

“Everyone thinks of John as a big server; the guy’s 11 in the world. he’s a quality player. I maybe didn’t expect him to hit as many lines as he did, but that’s the reality of it today – he returned well and got on top and got confident and was hard to stop.”

The Age

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