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Back injury forces Kyrgios out of ATP Cup rubber

2020-01-05 08:13
Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios (Supplied)

Brisbane - Mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios on Sunday pulled out of his ATP Cup rubber against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime in Brisbane with back soreness.

He was replaced by Australian No 3 John Millman who went on to thrash Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2 in front of his home crowd on Pat Rafter Arena.

Kyrgios was in superb form in the opening tie against Germany, putting on a serving masterclass as he downed Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets.

In the second singles rubber, Australia's Alex de Minaur upset Canadian No 1 Denis Shapovalov, 6-7 (8-6), 6-4, 6-2 to give the host nation an unassailable 2-0 lead.

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