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World No.40 Alexei Popyrin will don the inexperienced and gold on the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in Spain this week.

Malaga, Spain, 21 November 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Alexei Popyrin will line-up for Australia within the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in Spain this week.

The 24-year-old has been elevated into the five-member crew rather than an injured Thanasi Kokkinakis.

“(Kokkinakis) performed a event in Sydney a number of weeks in the past and twisted his ankle. He was working by way of that, after which he had one other little setback in coaching a couple of week in the past,” Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt defined.

Popyrin joins world No.12 Alex de Minaur, Max Purcell, Jordan Thompson and world No.4 doubles star Matt Ebden within the Australian crew.

“To be sincere, we had loads of choices, so I really feel very snug with Alexei coming in,” Hewitt stated.

“He’s had his career-best yr on the ATP Tour this yr, and we’ve received loads of choices in our singles but additionally in our doubles as properly.

“Whoever we find yourself placing on the market on the courtroom I do know goes to carry out properly and go away all of it on the market for us, and we’ve received full perception in all of the boys.”

Popyrin has scored three top-10 wins in a career-best season, serving to his rating rise from exterior the highest 100 in March to peak at world No.39 final month.

Set to make his first Davis Cup look since November 2021, Popyrin is happy to be competing within the Spanish metropolis of Malaga.

“No Spanish blood, however I did reside right here,” Popyrin stated. “I lived in Alicante for 5 years the place Demon lives, and lived really in Marbella for one more 5 years. I’m sort of a neighborhood right here now.

“I’ve received loads of mates right here. Most of my greatest mates are from this space, from Andalucia. It’s principally a house event for me.”

The Australian crew faces the Czech Republic within the quarterfinals on Wednesday (from 2am AEST Thursday 23 November).

The Davis Cup Finals are broadcast reside in Australia on the 9 Community.

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