Davis Cup Finals: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray confirmed, Nick Kyrgios also features
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are some of the big names that will feature in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals in Madrid while Nick Kyrgios was a surprise inclusion for Australia.
The full teams for the revamped tournament, which will take place Caja Magica in the Spanish capital from November 18-24, have been revealed and world No 1 Djokovic will spearhead the Serbia challenge.
Djokovic’s side are in Group A alongside 2018 runners-up France and Japan.
Spain are the big guns in Group B and current world No 2 Rafael Nadal is lead the “home” squad, but they are in a difficult group as they have been paired with defending champions Croatia and Russia, who have included world No 4 Daniil Medvedev.
Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt, meanwhile, has selected Nick Kyrgios despite their recent differences.
The two had a big fallout last year with Kyrgios not holding back the criticism of Hewitt.
However, they seem to have patched things up.
“For Nick and I this is something that he flagged with me around March and we sat down at Indian Wells,” Hewitt said.
“He has been so willing to do whatever it takes to get back into the Davis Cup team and play for Australia.”
He added: “Absolutely, he didn’t play in Austria last year purely because of his body. Then obviously he had issues at the start of this year and for him it was straight away, I got a message: ‘Mate, I want to get back in the team.'”
Australia’s Group E rivals are Belgium and Colombia.
Andy Murray, fresh from winning his 46th ATP Tour singles title, has been named in the Great Britain team that will take on Kazakhstan and the Netherlands in Group E.
Captain: Sebastien Grosjean
Captain: Satoshi Iwabuchi
Captain: Nenad Zimonjic
Captain: Zeljko Krajan
Captain: Shamil Tarpishev
Roberto Bautista Agut
Pablo Carreno Busta
Captain: Sergi Bruguera
Captain: Gaston Gaudio
Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera
Captain: Nicolas Massu
Captain: Michael Kohlmann
Alex de Minaur
Captain: Lleyton Hewitt
Captain: Johan Van Herck
Juan Sebastian Cabal
Captain: Pablo Gonzalez
Captain: Leon Smith
Captain: Dias Doskarayev
Botic Van de Zandschulp
Captain: Paul Haarhuis
Captain: Frank Dancevic
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti
Captain: Mardy Fish
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