Croatia starts as the top seed in Group D; and Australia has just one objective: to improve on their performance in 2019 by topping the group and getting through the quarter-finals. But Hewitt and his team – with Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur leading the charge – will face a tough test from the Croatians as well as a dangerous Hungary that has nothing to lose. Established players and rising stars will come together in an exciting, emotionally charged fight.
Australia has no fewer than 28 Davis Cup titles and nobody doubts the team's talent. At the helm is former world number one, Lleyton Hewitt, with a team including the combative and dangerous Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur, both capable of challenging any opponent. Eliminated in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2019 in the quarter-finals, to improve on their performance they will have to beat Croatia in the group stage, a team that counts an emerging Borna Coric and the always-firing Marin Cilic – both Davis Cup champions in 2018. The group also includes Hungary, with Marton Fucsovics taking on more and more responsibility in the team and who is a serious threat for anyone.
Don't miss in Group D:
- Australia. Lleyton Hewitt has a wealth of experience in this competition. He is a legend in his own country, being the Australian with the most Davis Cup victories (59), the most years played (19) and the most play-offs contested (43!). He also won the Davis Cup in 2003. His expertise continues to benefit his country even from the bench.
- Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur. The Australian star duo are synonymous with entertainment. De Minaur has challenged and beaten some of the best players in the world, and exudes a forceful presence on court. Kyrgios is simply a unique player capable of turning any match on its head. Two challenging players that no rival wants to face.
- Borna Coric. Aged just 23 and already number 24 in the world, the young Croatian has proved to be more than just a promise having recently overtaken players such as Milos Raonic and Stefanos Tsitsipas, and given Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev real trouble. He should not be overlooked.
- Marin Cilic. Standing almost two metres tall, a knee injury has brought him down from the top of the world rankings. But don't forget that in January 2018 he reached number three in the world and that same year led Croatia to its first Davis Cup title. His experience, added to Coric’s potential will be a boost for Croatia in this format.
- Hungary won't make things easy. They are competing in the Finals for the first time and, with nothing to lose, know that they could win a lot instead. Their number one, Marton Fucsovics, has recently beaten players including Daniil Medvedev and Grigor Dimitrov. He also gave Andrey Rublev real trouble in the round of sixteen at Roland Garros.
And don’t forget! In the group phase every game counts. As well as direct qualification into the quarter-finals for the top-placed team in the group, the two best runners-up will also go through; and the number of sets and games won count towards this.
Enjoy all the excitement of the title fight from day one!