Nick Kyrgios has once more opted out of the Davis Cup, with Alex de Minaur spearheading the Australian crew in Hamburg, Germany subsequent month.
- Nick Kyrgios will miss the Davis Cup so as to spend time with his sick mum in Australia
- Alex de Minaur will lead the six-strong crew, together with Wimbledon doubles champs Matt Ebden and Max Purcell
- Australia is drawn in Pool C alongside Germany, France and Belgium for the September event
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.
De Minaur received each singles matches in Australia’s Davis Cup qualifier in opposition to Hungary in March and captured his sixth profession ATP singles title in Atlanta in August.
Hewitt was upset not to have Kyrgios on board, with the world quantity 28 keen to get home after the US Open to spend time with his unwell mom.
“It would have been great to have Nick in the team but unfortunately he was unavailable for this tie,” Hewitt mentioned.
“We fought through a really tough qualifying match back in March against Hungary which has now given us this opportunity to build on and the boys understand what’s at stake.
“I look ahead to Alex main the crew in Hamburg.”