Lleyton Hewitt Picks Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios For Davis Cup Tie vs United States

Updated: 23 February 2016 21:57 IST

Australia's Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has named Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth and doubles specialist John Peers in his team.

Lleyton Hewitt Picks Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios For Davis Cup Tie vs United States
Nick Kyrgios won his first career ATP title with a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Marin Cilic at Marseille. © AP

Melbourne:

Lleyton Hewitt has selected doubles specialist John Peers as a reinforcement for Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic and Sam Groth on Australia's team for the Davis Cup match against the United States on grass at Kooyong next month. (Click here for latest Tennis stories)

Peers, who is ranked No. 9 in doubles, was the only surprise in Hewitt's first selection as captain. He and Jamie Murray lost the men's doubles finals at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon last year.

The former No. 1-ranked Hewitt, who played more Davis Cup matches than any Australian, retired from the professional tour after last month's Australian Open.

Kyrgios won his first career ATP title with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the Open 13 final at Marseille on the weekend.

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