Melbourne - Lleyton Hewitt has selected
doubles special 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.
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 US 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 US Open champion Marin Cilic in the Open 13
final at Marseille on the weekend.