Nick Kyrgios unavailable for Australia’s Davis Cup bid with plans to head home to be with sick mum

Nick Kyrgios has once more opted out of the Davis Cup, with Alex de Minaur spearheading the Australian crew in Hamburg, Germany subsequent month.

Kyrgios hasn’t performed within the crew occasion since 2019 and would have been a powerful addition given his glowing singles kind plus grand slam-winning doubles mixture with Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Team captain Lleyton Hewitt has nonetheless included Kokkinakis as a singles choice for the group stage, alongside Australia’s top-ranked participant and world quantity 20 de Minaur.

Wimbledon males’s doubles champions Matt Ebden and Max Purcell have additionally been named whereas Alexei Popyrin and Jason Kubler may also journey to Germany within the six-man squad.

Australia is drawn in Pool C alongside Germany, France and Belgium and can compete on the Am Rothenbaum from September 13-18.

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