Australian tennis player Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios competes professionally. On October 24, 2016, Kyrgios reached his career-high ATP singles position of No. 13 in the world.

Nick Kyrgios chose to compete in a prestigious tournament in Saudi Arabia over the opportunity to represent Australia in the Davis Cup.

The choice to represent Australia in the Davis Cup over playing exhibition tennis in Saudi Arabia for a seven-figure fee was "simple," according to Nick Kyrgios.

The Wimbledon finalist added that he didn't feel welcomed by Australia and was subjected to hostility as reasons for his attitude toward representing his nation in the competition. He also acknowledged that he was curious if he would ever participate in another men's tennis World Cup.

Alex de Minaur, Australia's No. 1 player, and Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt admitted in Malaga that they had unsuccessfully attempted to convince Kyrgios to play after the team had lost in the final.

Kyrgios claims he is unsure of whether he will ever compete for his nation once more in the Davis Cup.

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