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Nick Kyrgios to not take part in Australia’s Davis Cup team for next month’s finals

The 27-year-old Kyrgios has been skipping the team event since 2019
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Nick Kyrgios is in the news again as he decided to skip the Davis Cup and not play for Australia. The 27-year-old Kyrgios has been skipping the team event since 2019. He could have been a strong addition to the Australian team as he is in his career-best form recently.

Last week, Kyrgios said that his parents are not doing well and wanted to see them immediately after the US Open. Kyrgios’s nine-match winning streak came to an end at the Canadian Masters quarter-finals after he lost to the eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6(4)-7, 7-6(5), 1-6. It marked the Australian’s first defeat since falling short to Serbian Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

“It would have been great to have Nick Kyrgios in the team but unfortunately he was unavailable for this tie,” team captain Lleyton Hewitt said in a media release on Tuesday.

“I honestly don’t care,” Kyrgios said at the end of his winning streak. “I’ve been away from home, away from my mum, away from my dad. They’re not very well at the moment. So I don’t really care about ‘no winning streak’. I’ve got two more tournaments (Cincinnati and the US Open)left before I can go home.”

Australia have been drawn in Pool C with Germany, France and Belgium for the September 13-18 finals in Hamburg. Australia’s 6-man team includes Thanasi Kokkinakis, Alexei Popyrin, Jason Kubler and Wimbledon men’s doubles champions Matt Ebden and Max Purcell. Australia are bidding for their 29th Davis Cup title and first since 2003.

Nick Kyrgios said that his body is not in the best of shape and that he feels a bit drained. At the same time he said that he wanted to get things done quickly and is not bothered about records or winning matches. He wanted to finish the U.S Open and attend to his ailing parents as soon as possible.

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