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Tennis: 'Ready for Davis Cup', says Australian number one Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios is training with the team ahead of the weekend's tie at Sydney's Ken Rosewall Arena. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sep 13, 2016, 08.26 AM (IST)
Australian number one Nick Kyrgios has said he is ready to play this week's Davis Cup World Group play-off against Slovakia. 

Bernard Tomic and doubles specialists, John Peers and Sam Groth, complete the team to face Slovakia from September 16-18.

Kyrgios ranked 15 in the world, downplayed his hip injury and said he was ready. Last week he was forced to quit the US Open third round in tears. 

He trained with the team ahead of the weekend's tie at Sydney's Ken Rosewall Arena. 

He told reporters in Sydney, "I wouldn't be here if I didn't want to play."

"I feel ready. I'm playing probably the best tennis I have," AFP quoted him as saying. 

"I've hit twice since I've been here and been going for about an hour to an hour-and-a-half, so it's feeling good and I'm feeling confident with it.

"I just got a niggling injury that came out of nowhere almost. (But) I feel I've been going pretty well. I've been on the rise the whole year. I've been playing well. I feel confident and I think we can do great things."

He made his tennis debut in 2013 and has only played four ties, with a 3-4 win-loss record in singles.

(WION with inputs from agencies)

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