ATP Tour

Kyrgios confident of fitness for Davis Cup tie

2016-09-13 08:50
Nick Kyrgios (Getty Images)

Sydney - Australian number one Nick Kyrgios played down concerns over his hip injury on Tuesday and said he felt ready to play this week's Davis Cup World Group play-off against Slovakia.

The injury forced Kyrgios, the world number 15, to quit the US Open third round in tears just a week ago. But he said in Sydney: "I wouldn't be here if I didn't want to play."

"I feel ready. I'm playing probably the best tennis I have," added the 21-year-old.

"I've hit twice since I've been here and been going for about an hour to an hour-and-a-half, so it's feeling good and I'm feeling confident with it.

"I just got a niggling injury that came out of nowhere almost. (But) I feel I've been going pretty well. I've been on the rise the whole year. I've been playing well. I feel confident and I think we can do great things."

Kyrgios - who made his Davis Cup debut in the doubles as an 18-year-old in 2013 - has only played four ties, with a 3-4 win-loss record in singles.

Bernard Tomic and doubles specialists John Peers and Sam Groth complete the team to face Slovakia from September 16-18, where both countries are trying to secure a place in next year's World Group.

Kyrgios, who like Tomic has a chequered reputation, praised his team-mates, saying: "It means a lot to me being... alongside these guys trying to get back into the World Group."

Read more on:    davis cup  |  nick kyrgios  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.