Kokkinakis in, Kyrgios out for Australias David Cup Team

Thanasi Kokkinakis

Seven years after he last played for Australia, Thanasi Kokkinakis will make his return vs Hungary in Sydney next month.

Kyrgios paired up with Kokkinakis to win the first Grand Slam title of his career in a run to the Australian Open final that saw the duo criticised by opponents for inciting rowdy behaviour from the Melbourne Park crowd

With Kokkinakis, Kyrgios enjoyed a impressive run in the doubles at the Australian Open, but it was not enough to earn him a spot in the Davis Cup team.

Kokkinakis will join Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur, Alexei Popyrin and doubles specialists John Peers and Luke Saville in his first Davis Cup match since 2015.

“I’m obviously stoked to get the call-up from Lleyton. It’s been a long time since I’ve played Davis Cup,” Kokkinakis, 25, said.

“It’s a pretty cool feeling putting on those colours and playing for Australia. That atmosphere is unmatched. It’s a great reward for the summer I’ve had, for me and my team, and all the hard work I’ve put in.”

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Kokkinakis at Australian open. Photo Nick Bourdaniotis GCT 2022

In his first ATP Tour final in five years at the 2022 Adelaide International 2, in which he prevailed in front of a home-town audience to secure his maiden ATP title.