Most tennis fans remember the old Davis Cup with the almost football-like atmosphere that made it a unique event rather hard to replicate in tennis. The sheer emotion and energy that players drew from the engaged crowds made it a memorable spectacle even on Television. This version of the competition doesn't have that and Hewitt talked about it after the final:
“I’d love it [the final] to be in Australia … I’m disappointed the boys don’t get to play in front of 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena. When it [the Cup] changed to this format, it was only ever going to be twice a year, so we have added on another week. It’s been a bloody long year for everyone, and we are a long way from home, too. Don’t forget that. I don’t like the chances of this final series ever being played in Australia.”
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He then praised his team for what they did:
“I’m gutted for the boys. They’ve put in the commitment and the work and done absolutely everything right all year. They left it all out there once again; we came up slightly short, but I couldn’t be prouder – and all of Australia should be proud.”