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Hewitt named playing captain for Davis Cup

AP

Lleyton Hewitt will end his short retirement to become playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group this weekend, although he was not immediately included in the opening three matches and is officially on standby.

Davis Cup officials said Hewitt, who retired after a second-round singles loss at the Australian Open in January, will replace Nick Kyrgios, who has a virus.

Hewitt took over as Australia captain at the start of this year.