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The Australian workforce meets the Czech Republic in a must-win quarterfinal conflict on the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in Spain.

Malaga, Spain, 22 November 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt is feeling assured forward of a Davis Cup quarterfinal showdown with the Czech Republic in Spain.

It’s a must-win tie, because the Australian workforce continues their quest to win the 2023 title.

“We got here right here with a goal,” Hewitt stated, declaring his workforce was decided to raised final yr’s runner-up end.

“That’s why we’re right here, and that’s why these boys are placing their fingers up.”

World No.40 Alexei Popyrin has been elevated into the Australian line-up, changing an injured Thanasi Kokkinakis.

He joins a robust workforce, spearheaded by world No.12 Alex de Minaur and world No.4 doubles star Matt Ebden.

Though that is Popyrin’s first Davis Cup look since 2021, he did accompany the workforce in the course of the round-robin stage in September.

The 24-year-old supported from the sidelines because the Aussies recorded victories in opposition to France and Switzerland to earn a quarterfinal spot.

Australian workforce
Participant Singles rating Doubles rating
Alex de Minaur No.12 No.176
Alexei Popyrin No.40 No.258
Max Purcell No.45 No.35
Jordan Thompson No.56 No.105
Matt Ebden No.4
Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

“It’s been a reasonably settled workforce, to be sincere. I haven’t used that many alternative gamers,” Hewitt stated, noting the benefit of robust workforce camaraderie.

“Each time they step on the court docket, they know what they’re taking part in for and it’s not simply themselves. They’re taking part in for one another first, however they’re additionally taking part in for the remainder of the workforce and assist employees, however they’re additionally taking part in for his or her nation.

“It takes a sure participant to have the ability to go on the market and carry out beneath these form of pressures and expectations, and these boys can do it.

“These boys have all had nice particular person years, in order that simply offers me extra confidence after we go on the market, as nicely. However on the finish of the day it’s in regards to the workforce spirit, the camaraderie, the tradition that we’ve, and I’m certain once more that’s going to carry us in good stead this week.”

The Australian workforce faces the Czech Republic right this moment on the Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena in Malaga from 4pm native time (from 2am AEDT Thursday 23 November).

The Czech workforce is led by Australian Open 2023 quarterfinalist Jiri Lehecka, who’s at present on a seven-match profitable streak in Davis Cup.

“We’re very younger, so we’re very hungry,” stated the 22-year-old Lehecka. “Davis Cup for all of us is a giant precedence.”

Czech Republic workforce
Participant Singles rating Doubles rating
Jiri Lehecka No.31 No.147
Tomas Machac No.78
Jakub Mensik No.147 No.546
Adam Pavlasek No.56
Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

That is the tenth assembly between the 2 nations within the Davis Cup competitors, with Australia having received eight of their 9 earlier ties.

The Czech Republic recorded their solely Davis Cup win in opposition to the Aussies in 1975.

Finland awaits the winner within the semifinals, after eliminating defending champions Canada within the quarterfinals.

Australia’s Davis Cup Finals marketing campaign is broadcast dwell in Australia on the 9 Community.

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