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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local):
Bernard Tomic has continued his criticism of Australia’s Davis Cup captain, saying LLeyton Hewitt is causing division among the players and should be replaced.
Tomic, who was beaten 6-2 6-4, 7-6 (3) by sixth-seeded Marin Cilic, said he would not play Davis Cup again with Hewitt as captain.
“No one likes him anymore,” Tomic said of Hewitt. “We have a lot of issues that not a lot of players are happy about … he’s doing the wrong thing and everyone’s leaving.”
Tomic played Davis Cup for 10 years but hasn’t played consistently since Hewitt has been in charge of the team.
“Lleyton’s legacy and his tennis speaks for itself. He’s an unbelievable champion,” Tomic said. “But what he’s doing now is wrong.”
Last year at the Australian Open, Hewitt countered Tomic’s claim that Australia couldn’t win without him by saying he doubted Tomic would play again under his captaincy.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was shunted from a show court to a side court at Melbourne Park late in the day but it didn’t matter where she was — the Czech player beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-2 in 67 minutes.
The eighth-seeded Kvitova was scheduled to play Rybarikova as the last match at Melbourne Arena, the third show court at the Australian Open. But when Andy Murray’s match against Roberto Bautisa Agut was extended to a fifth set, officials decided to move the women’s singles match.
Good thing, as Bautista Agut’s win over Murray lasted 4 hours, nine minutes.
- Andy Murray
- Angelique Kerber
- Ashleigh Barty
- Bernard Tomic
- Caroline Wozniacki
- Ekaterina Makarova
- Jelena Ostapenko
- John Isner
- Katie Boulter
- Kevin Anderson
- Kyle Edmund
- Lleyton Hewitt
- Maria Sharapova
- Petra Kvitova
- Rafael Nadal
- Reilly Opelka
- Roger Federer
- Sloane Stephens
- Tomas Berdych