Nick Kyrgios has again opted retired of the Davis Cup squad with Alex de Minaur spearheading the Australian squad successful Hamburg, Germany adjacent month.
Kyrgios has not played successful the squad lawsuit since 2019 and would person been a beardown summation fixed his sparkling singles signifier positive expansive slam-winning doubles operation with Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Team skipper Lleyton Hewitt has inactive included Kokkinakis arsenic a singles enactment for the radical stage, alongside Australia’s top-ranked subordinate and satellite No 20 De Minaur.
Wimbledon men’s doubles champions Matt Ebden and Max Purcell person been named portion Alexei Popyrin and Jason Kubler volition besides question to Germany successful the six-man squad.
Australia are drawn successful Pool C alongside Germany, France and Belgium and volition vie astatine the Am Rothenbaum from 13 to 18 September.
De Minaur won some singles matches successful Australia’s Davis Cup qualifier against Hungary successful March and captured his sixth vocation ATP singles rubric successful Atlanta successful August.
Hewitt was disappointed not to person Kyrgios connected board, with the satellite No 28 anxious to get location aft the US Open to walk clip with his sick mother.
“It would person been large to person Nick [Kyrgios] successful the squad but unluckily helium was unavailable for this tie,” Hewitt said.
“We fought done a truly pugnacious qualifying lucifer backmost successful March against Hungary which has present fixed america this accidental to physique connected and the boys recognize what’s astatine stake. I look guardant to Alex starring the squad successful Hamburg.”
Eliminated astatine the radical signifier past year, Australia are bidding for their 29th Davis Cup rubric and archetypal since 2003.