Injuries force Kyrgios, de Minaur of Davis Cup clash against Brazil

Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur won't play in Australia's Davis Cup tie against Brazil next week because of injury.

Kyrgios has been battling a wrist complaint while de Minaur has aggravated an abdominal injury which sidelined him for last month's Australian Open.

Australia's captain Lleyton Hewitt says he has summoned John Peers and Alex Bolt into his squad for the tie in Adelaide next Friday and Saturday.

Kyrgios withdrew from this week's Mexico Open to boos from the crowd. He accused them of "disrespect" after being jeered following his retirement against Frenchman Ugo Humbert due to the  injury.

The 24-year-old defending champion, who was on court for 32 minutes, later vented his anger in an expletive-laden news conference.

The Australian had delighted fans with some superb tennis en route to the title in Mexico last year but it was a different story in Acapulco when he was forced to quit the first-round clash after losing the opening set 6-3.

"I'm not healthy. I tried to come here, I tried to play," Kyrgios said at the time.

"I've been doing media here, and helping out. I tried to play, I tried to give the fans a little bit of tennis. And their disrespect? "I honestly don't give a sh–."

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