Former Wimbledon and US Open champion Lleyton Hewitt has been recalled to the Australian team for next month’s Davis Cup Asia-Oceania match against Thailand in Bangkok.
Hewitt, who missed Australia’s loss to Chile in a World Group playoff last year while he was recovering from a hip operation, was included in the squad Wednesday for the March 6-8 match along with Chris Guccione, Carsten Ball and 19-year-old Bryden Klein.
Hewitt, who will turn 28 next week, has a 32-8 record in Davis Cup and has helped Australia win titles in 1999 and 2003 and reach the finals in 2000 and 2001.
Australia, with 28 Davis Cup titles, was relegated from the elite World Group in 2007 and needs to win the Asia-Oceania group competition to qualify for a World Group playoff in September.
Australia beat Thailand 5-0 last year.