Brisbane - Australia will play Germany in the opening round
of the Davis Cup World Group on hard court in Brisbane in February, organisers
said on Monday.
The tie is expected to pit two of the world's leading young
players against each other - Australia's Nick Kyrgios and Germany's Alexander
Zverev, the current world number four.
Kyrgios led Australia to the Davis Cup semi-finals this
year, while Zverev had his best year on tour, winning 55 matches and five
titles, including two ATP Masters 1000 trophies.
"Our tie against Germany will be no mean feat and the
boys will need to be in their very best form," Australia captain Lleyton
The clash will take place from February 2 to 4 at the Pat