Nick Kyrgios's Newcombe Medal snub continues.
Two ATP titles and the second-highest world ranking for Australian men wasn't enough to earn the Canberra tennis star one of five nominations for this year's Newcombe Medal.
Instead, a group of judges deemed John Millman and Ajla Tomljanovic more worthy than the world No.30 for the award presented in Melbourne on December 2.
The other three nominees were Dylan Alcott, Ashleigh Barty and Alex de Minaur.
Kyrgios hasn't even been nominated for the award since 2017.
Millman's ranked 48 and his best pest performance was reaching the final of the Japan Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.
Tomljanovic is ranked 51 and her best performance was making the semi-final of the Zhengzhou Open.
That's compared with Kyrgios winning in Washington and Acapulco this year.
The only thing that can be keeping Kyrgios out of the nominations is his off-court behaviour after he was given a suspended 16-week ban for a meltdown in Cincinnati that included verbally abusing and spitting towards umpire Fergus Murphy.
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Tennis Australia's criteria for the Newcombe Medal includes behaviour both on and off the court.
"The Newcombe Medal is awarded annually to Australia's most outstanding elite tennis player and ambassador for the sport," the criteria state.
That means it would also take into account the work Kyrgios does for his NK Foundation, as well as continually turning up to Tennis ACT events to work with children.
It's all academic anyway, with world No.1 Barty a certainty to claim her third Newcombe Medal.
The snub came after Australia Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt hailed Kyrgios as the ultimate team man ahead of this week's campaign in Madrid.
Hewitt, who left the mercurial Kyrgios out of the tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in February for "failing cultural standards", restored him to the side following the pair's heart-to-heart in America earlier this year.
The 24-year-old has not played for Australia since February 2018 and forms part of a strong squad containing world No.18 de Minaur, Millman, Jordan Thompson and John Peers.
Colombia and Belgium kick off the group on Tuesday, with Australia in action against the South Americans on Wednesday before facing the Belgians on Thursday.
Hewitt believes Kyrgios is primed to shine in the Spanish capital after ending his season early to ensure he was in the best shape for the Davis Cup.
"We worked through a lot of things at the start of the year and then met up in Indian Wells in March," Hewitt said.
"Nick told me he was desperate to do whatever he could to get back in the team.
"One thing I have been really proud of with Nick is that he goes out of his way to help the rest of the boys week-in, week-out.
"He's been really good in that capacity and he has been really good with whatever I have asked him to do leading into this tie."
There were two Canberra region nominations - Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club for the most outstanding club and Pat Moloney for most outstanding 35+ tennis senior. with AAP