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Nick Kyrgios goes from New York to Cottesloe to lead Australia in the Davis Cup

From the bright lights of the Big Apple to an "ordinary tennis club" with 600 members that overlooks the sea - that's where rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios will showcase his wares in the Davis Cup.

Kyrgios is a certainty to be named in the Australian team on Tuesday to contest the world group playoff against Uzbekistan at the Cottesloe Tennis Club from September 12-14.

He is expected to make a low-key return to Canberra this week before beginning his preparations for the Davis Cup.

Located in the western suburbs of Perth, the club overlooks the Indian Ocean and is just a couple of hundred metres from the water.

Temporary grandstands have been erected to seat 4000 spectators for each day of the sold-out tie.

The picturesque location couldn't be any more removed from the glitz and the glamour Kyrgios has thrived on during his amazing rise this year.


After making waves at the Australian Open in January, the 19-year-old came to the attention of the country when he stunned world No.1 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.

His quarter-final appearance on the grass was followed by making it to the third round of the US Open in New York, before being knocked out by 16th seed Tommy Robredo on Sunday.

It will be a much different scenario that confronts him at Cottesloe, but with all due respect to long-serving warrior Lleyton Hewitt, Kyrgios' increased profile makes him the marquee attraction.

He is also likely to become the highest-ranked Australian men's singles player when the rankings are adjusted after the US Open.

It's music to the ears of Cottesloe Tennis Club president David Chadwick, who also believed the public wouldn't have any problems with some of Kyrgios' emotional outbursts on court.

"To have Nick Kyrgios is an extra bonus," Chadwick said. "He's explosive and he's got the shots that makes him exciting.

"If you remember back to Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt, they were all quite explosive and had some issues when they were younger and all grew out of it."

The Cottesloe Tennis Club was awarded the tie because of the Australian team's preference to play on grass.

The club has 23 grass courts, with court No. 8 being transformed into the show court for the David Cup tie.

"We're just an ordinary tennis club with 600-odd members," Chadwick said. "But because they wanted to have the tie on grass, we were one of the eight clubs in the country invited to apply for it.

"Everyone's very excited, it's the biggest thing ever to happen at the club."