3 teens in Australia Davis Cup team to play France
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)
Australia captain Pat Rafter has named three teenagers in his team for the Davis Cup clash with France later this month - Australia's first fixture in the top-tier World Group since 2007.
Veterans Lleyton Hewitt and doubles specialist Chris Guccione head the Australian lineup but, in the absence of Bernard Tomic who has a hip injury, Rafter has called up 18-year-old Nick Kyrgios, 17-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis and 19-year-old Jordan Thompson.
Australia will start massive underdogs at La Roche-sur-Yon in western France from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 against a French team that includes Jo-Wilfired Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils.