Hewitt comes out of retirement to lead Australia in Davis Cup

London : Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is on course to break his short-lived retirement as a replacement for injured Nick Kyrgios in Australia’s Davis Cup World Cup tie against the United States at Kooyong in Melbourne on Friday.

The 35-year-old, who called curtains on his illustrious career after the Australian Open in January, is likely to lead his side in the doubles as compatriot Sam Groth is expected to take over Kyrgios’ role in singles, the Guardian reported.

Kyrgios has been battling illness and a back injury that forced him to withdraw from his semi-final against Stan Wawrinka in Dubai last week.

Hewitt, who is considered as Australia’s most successful Davis Cup player, guided his nation to the coveted titles in 1999 and 2003. (ANI)