Team World Win FAST4 Showdown Title In Sydney

The Sydney International is part of the Emirates Australian Open Series and will take place at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre from 7-13 January 2018.

Zverev Dimitrov Hewitt Lleyton Hewitt, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev for FAST4 Showdown media opportunity at the Hickson Road Reserve, Sydney Tennis Centre, Homebush, Sydney (photo: Andy Cheung/SMP/Tennis Australia)

SYDNEY, January 8, 2018 (Press Release)

Team World’s Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria and Germany’s Alexander Zverev  claimed a 2-1 victory over Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios in the FAST4 Showdown at Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney Olympic Tennis Centre on Monday 8 January during the Sydney International.

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Alexander Zverev (photo: SMPIMAGES.COM / Tennis Australia Media)

Alexander Zverev made it 1-0 with a 4-3(3), 1-4, [5-1] win over newly crowned Brisbane International champion Nick Kyrgios before Grigor Dimitrov secured victory for Team World beating Lleyton Hewitt 4-1, 4-2. Hewitt and Kyrgios finished the night with a doubles win, beating Zverev and Dimitrov 4-1, 2-4, [5-3].

“It was great to get out there on the court. I’m feeling confident and the body is feeling good so let’s get down to Melbourne and get out there,” Dimitrov said.

Kyrgios said he is looking forward to Australian Open action after a successful start to 2018.

“To perform like that in front of a home crowd up in Brisbane was great. I want to carry that into the Australian Open and perform well there next week as well. I’m looking forward to getting down there,” said Kyrgios.

Australian Davis Cup Captain Lleyton Hewitt said he enjoyed his return to Ken Rosewall Arena.

“I’ve always loved coming out here and playing in Sydney, and on this court. Tonight I was playing with some of the best guys on the tour right now and it will be good to see how they play over the next couple of weeks at the Australian Open,” Hewitt said.