Australian Davis Cup Captain Lleyton Hewitt recently spoke about Nick Kyrgios’ sensational return to the Davis Cup team, having been absent from the side since February 2018. "For Nick and I this has been something that he flagged with me around March," Hewitt told the media.
"We sat down at Indian Wells and went through things and he has been so willing to do whatever it takes to get back into the Davis Cup team and play for Australia”. "Nick's a different character and I understand that and we're not always going to put everybody in the same box.
You've got to deal with different personalities in all kind of sports, and I feel like I know Nick as well as anyone”. He further added, "I feel like on the Davis Cup court he's done everything I've need in the past whenever he's been a part of the team.
He hasn't put a foot wrong, he's out there picking up balls, half coaching and encouraging other players”. "There's a lot of things he does in a team environment that I actually think we'll see the best of him."
He also revealed that Kyrgios earlier this year approached Hewitt about returning to the side. "He didn't play in Austria last year purely because more his body-wise, and then he obviously had issues at the start of this year,” Hewitt commented.
“For him it was straight away I got a message saying 'mate I want to get back in the team' The great thing is he has a great relationship with all the players as well. He trains with them every day of every tournament, he hangs out with our coaching staff, physios and everyone else”.
"In terms of that it's never really been an issue, it's kind of about him wanting to be apart of the team and do the right things day in day out. I spoke to Nick last night and this morning and he's up and about”.