International Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has arrived in Sydney ahead of the Davis Cup tie that begins on Friday.

Federer missed out on the US Open title this week but local player, Lleyton Hewitt says Federer will be a formidable opponent in Australia.

Dannielle DePinto reports.


Federer followed his Swiss teammates into the country days after his disappointing US Open semi-finals loss to competitor, Novak Djokovic.

Australian tennis player, Lleyton Hewitt says he needs to step up his game to face Federer.

Lleyton Hewitt, Tennis player: “Roger’s the main guy in the tie and he’s the guy with the most form and the best form coming in. And he’s not only a great singles player, he is a great doubles player as well.”

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is set to announce his team’s line up for Saturday night’s game against Ireland.

But Ireland’s coach, Declan Kidney says he knows what his team is up against.

Declan Kidney, Ireland Rugby Coach: “We got a lot of respect for them. But not so much respect we just lay down. You know, our boys will be getting fired up for this one.”

In NRL, Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei will return in Friday night’s do-or-die semi-final against the Sydney Tigers.

After an embarrassing ‘off’ game played last weekend, Vatuvei is set to come back more determined than before.

It is crunch time for both teams playing for a spot in the finals, with no room for errors this time around.

Dannielle DePinto, QUT News.