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Sport Nick Kyrgios won't play for Davis Cup team because of sick parents

08:51  16 august  2022
08:51  16 august  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Kyrgios powers into Washington ATP final

  Kyrgios powers into Washington ATP final Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios has powered into his 11th career final with a straight-sets dispatch of Swede Michael Ymer at the Citi Open in Washington.Backing up from his gruelling workload a day earlier, when he finished off Reilly Opelka then saved five match points in an epic quarter-final win over Frances Tiafoe, Kyrgios dealt with Michael Ymer in straight sets.

Nick Kyrgios has again opted out of the Davis Cup team with Alex de Minaur spearheading the Australians when they play in Hamburg, Germany next month.

Kyrgios hasn't played in the event since 2019 and would have been a strong addition given his sparkling singles form plus grand slam-winning doubles combination with Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Team captain Lleyton Hewitt has still included Kokkinakis as a singles option for the group stage, alongside Australia's top-ranked player and world No.20 de Minaur.

Nick Kyrgios pictured with Team Captain of Australia Lleyton Hewitt in 2020 © Provided by Daily Mail Nick Kyrgios pictured with Team Captain of Australia Lleyton Hewitt in 2020 Nick Kyrgios pictured with his mother - who is currently in hospital needing a kidney transplant © Provided by Daily Mail Nick Kyrgios pictured with his mother - who is currently in hospital needing a kidney transplant

Wimbledon men's doubles champions Matt Ebden and Max Purcell have also been named while Alexei Popyrin and Jason Kubler will also travel to Germany in the six-man squad.

Kyrgios wins in exciting US Open build-up

  Kyrgios wins in exciting US Open build-up Nick Kyrgios has defeated Yoshihito Nishioka in the final of the Citi Open in Washington to secure his first ATP title in three years.Kyrgios took just 81 minutes to defeat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4 6-3 in Sunday's final, firing down 12 aces in the straight sets win over the world No.96.

It makes sense that Kyrgios has opted out of the Davis Cup team as he has recently revealed his heartbreaking family situation - with his mother currently in hospital needing a kidney transplant and his father also falling ill.

'It's hard because even travelling now, my mum is in hospital at the moment, my dad hasn't been very well, my brother just had a baby and I don't get to be there with my family when normal people would like to be with them,' Kyrgios said after beating de Minaur at the Canadian Open.

Earlier in the tournament after a momentous comeback win over Daniil Medvedev, the Aussie signed a stirring message to his sick mum on a TV camera, writing: 'Be strong Ma'.

Kyrgios (in yellow) is pictured as a youngster with (from left) his brother, sister and dad © Provided by Daily Mail Kyrgios (in yellow) is pictured as a youngster with (from left) his brother, sister and dad

'It's hard being from Australia because we can't travel back and forth,' said the Aussie.

Nick Kyrgios makes history with Citi Open singles and doubles titles

  Nick Kyrgios makes history with Citi Open singles and doubles titles Nick Kyrgios makes history with Citi Open singles and doubles titlesThe Australian ended his three-year wait for a singles title by beating Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4 6-3 in his first final on Sunday (local time).

'There's a lot of things people don't see. They only see me winning, losing, throwing a racquet, doing those things. They don't really understand the challenges that I face or what people on tour face, what's going on in their personal lives.'

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

De Minaur won both singles matches in Australia's Davis Cup qualifier against Hungary in March and captured his sixth career ATP singles title in Atlanta in August.

Hewitt was disappointed not to have Kyrgios on board, with the world No.28 eager to get home after the US Open to spend time with his ill mother.

Kyrgios returns a shot at the Citi Open Tennis Tournament, where he was in some of the finest form of his career as he took out the singles and doubles titles © Provided by Daily Mail Kyrgios returns a shot at the Citi Open Tennis Tournament, where he was in some of the finest form of his career as he took out the singles and doubles titles

'It would have been great to have Nick (Kyrgios) in the team but unfortunately he was unavailable for this tie,' Hewitt said.

'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 forward to Alex leading the team in Hamburg.'

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