Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has told Nick Kyrgios he can play singles or doubles for Australia and he wants the Aussie “weapon” to play for his country again.
Hewitt, the last Australian male to win Wimbledon in 2002, said he told Kyrgios, who was beaten in the final by Novak Djokovic last weekend, that he should be proud of not just making the final but everything he did during the grass court season.
Kyrgios lauded Hewitt for his unwavering support before the final, calling out some other Australian greats for “tearing me down”.
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Ahead of his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, Hewitt said his role as Davis Cup captain limited his options to be with Kyrgios on a more regular basis.