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TENNIS AUSTRALIA • Buy Davis Cup Tickets In Sydney• Krygios Turned Down Playing

Australian No. 1 Alex de Minaur leads the Aussie Davis Cup squad in next month’s tie. EPA-EFE/SEBASTIEN NOGIER
Tickets to the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Qualifier between Australia and Hungary from March 4-5th at Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre are on sale today. 

The first two singles rubbers will be played on Friday, March 4th from 5.00 pm local time. The doubles and reverse singles rubbers will be contested on Saturday 5 March from 1.00pm. Prices are just $29 for adults, $25 for concessions and kids go FREE. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com.au/DavisCup

Australia’s No.1 male Alex de Minaur will lead the team in Sydney. He will be joined by Alexei PopyrinThanasi KokkinakisJohn Peers and Luke Saville. Queensland’s Jason Kubler will also join the team as a hitting partner. It comes after the 28-year-old reached the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Jaimee Fourlis. 

Top 40 player Marton Fucsovics will headline the Hungarian team alongside Zsombor PirosFabian MarozsanMate Valkusz and Peter Fajta

Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt is looking forward to seeing the crowd right behind the Aussies next month. 

“All the boys love playing at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, it’s a special place,” Hewitt said. “So much is on the line for this qualifying tie against Hungary. It gives us the opportunity to go through to the Davis Cup finals at the end of the year. “We’re looking forward to playing in front of another big crowd and to get a lot of home support out there. 

“I know the boys will really feed off playing in front of a home crowd, they don’t get the opportunity to play in the Davis Cup at home all that often anymore.”
Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios celebrate winning the Australian Open doubles title. Photo credit: EPA
Hewitt also addressed reports Nick Kyrgios was overlooked for the team. 

“Rochey, Crabby and I wanted Nick to be a part of the team and offered him a spot in the five man team. He made himself unavailable for this tie.” 

Twenty-four nations will compete across 12 venues around the world during the first weekend in March.

 The 12 nations to win their qualifying ties will advance to the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals in November and will join 2021 champions Russian Tennis Federation, 2021 runners-up Croatia and wildcards Great Britain and Serbia. The 12 losing nations will compete in a World Group I tie in September.