Straight-set wins for Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic yesterday gave Australia a 2-0 lead over China in their best-of-five Davis Cup tie.
Veteran two-time grand slam winner Hewitt beat China's top-ranked men's player Zhang Ze, while Tomic saw off rising youngster Wu Di in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I first round tie.
"One day I hopefully can win the Davis Cup," said Tomic, 19, after his 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 victory over world number 502 Wu at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club. Seasoned campaigner Hewitt, defeated Zhang 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) and will now hope to win the tie when he partners Chris Guccione in the doubles today.
Switzerland 0 USA 1; Philippines 2 Pacific Oceania 0; South Korea 2 Taiwan 0; Croatia 1 Japan 1; Uzbekistan 2 New Zealand 0.