Teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis has beaten out veteran Sam Groth for a singles berth in Australia’s Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan, starting on Friday.
Rising star Kokkinakis will take on Kazakhstan’s top player, world No.63 Mikhail Kukushkin, in the opening day singles, while Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios faces off against world No.115 Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the second singles rubber.
Groth will team with Lleyton Hewitt in the doubles on Saturday, with the pair taking on Andrey Gulubev and Nedovyesov.
Friday 17 July
Gate opening: 9.45am
Start: 11am (ceremony at 10.45am)
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July
Gate opening: 10am
|Friday 17 July 2015|
|R1||Thanasi Kokkinakis||v||Mikhail Kukushkin|
|R2||Nick Kyrgios||v||Aleksandr Nedovyesov|
|Saturday 18 July 2015|
|Sunday 19 July 2015|
|R4||Nick Kyrgios||v||Mikhail Kukushkin|
|R5||Aleksandr Nedovyesov||v||Thanasi Kokkinakis|