Niggles hit Nick
NICK Kyrgios ( pictured left) says he must overcome niggles to lead Australia’s Davis Cup charge next week after questioning Bernard Tomic’s sacking from the team.
Asked when he would travel to Darwin for the quarter- final, he said: “I don’t know exactly when Darwin starts. I’m sure I’ll create some sort of plan. I’m feeling OK at the moment. Obviously, a couple niggles here and there.”
On a day when Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Andy Murray and Gilles Simon reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, Kyrgios sided with Tomic.
Asked if Tennis Australia’s decision to stand down Tomic was fair, he said: “No, I don’t think so.”
Pressed to explain why, he said: “Well, I mean, I think the ultimate goal is to win the Davis Cup.
“That’s why we’re playing it. I mean, is it not? “And he’s Australia’s No. 1. “I think out of all the players, he’s the best on grass court that we have.
“So, yeah, I mean, I’m sure we could put him in.”
Kyrgios is known to have sent text messages to TA officials in the wake of Tomic’s sacking demanding information.
He is also believed to have told fellow players he was reconsidering his availability for the tie.
Kyrgios, Sam Groth, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Lleyton Hewitt have been named for the July 17- 19 grasscourt tie against Kazakhstan in Darwin.