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Hewitt would love Kyrgios to join Australia’s Davis Cup team

Tennis – ATP Cup – Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia – January 9, 2020 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates with captain Lleyton Hewitt after winning his Quarter Final singles match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Edgar Su

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July 13 (Reuters) – Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt said he told Nick Kyrgios he should be proud of his runner-up finish at Wimbledon and hopes he will play for the national team.

Kyrgios, who fell to Novak Djokovic in an engrossing final on Sunday, was asked by Hewitt to join the Australian squad for the men’s team competition earlier this year but he declined.

“We’d absolutely love to have him playing for us,” Hewitt, a two-time major champion who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, told Reuters.

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