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2018 Davis Cup
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I was at the Davis Cup tie vs Germany, 02-04 Feb 2018, as photographer for Nick Kyrgios and his charity NK Foundation. These shots of Nick appear on his social media accounts, especially Facebook.

The Aussie Davis Cup team didn't end up with the desired result but it wasn't for lack of trying!

 

The Country's Behind You

An injured Nick Kyrgios gives his all, flying for his country in the treasured green & gold. He was sidelined for months afterwards because he continued to play this crucial match while injured. Awesome effort - as this photo clearly demonstrates!

Nick Kyrgios won his first match of the Davis Cup tie vs Germany, but in this second match his injured elbow severely hampered his serve and the rest of his game. Still, an injured Nick is still more likely to beat World #5 than anyone else in Australia. But this time it wasnít to be. 04 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Giving Back

At the end of a Davis Cup practice session Nick met a very sick fan, giving him more than just a sweaty armband, shirt & racquet to enjoy. He also gave the gift of joy - both to the boy and to his family. Such a proud moment for the boy & such a humbling moment for Nick. These moments are truly priceless. 01 Feb 2018.

More NK Foundation photos here...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Tweener

Another pick from Nickís bag of tricks, practicing for the Davis Cup tie vs Germany. 01 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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C'MON!

Australian Davis Cup team captain Lleyton Hewitt spurs on young gun Alex De Minaur during his epic battle with World #5 Alexander Zverev. 02 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Nick Wins

Nick in action during his match against Germany's #2 Jan-Lennard Struff, winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. These photos show just how much effort Nick puts in. 02 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Stretched To The Limit

Heroes donít always win, as Alex De Minaur heartbreakingly proved in the opening match, going down in an epic five set battle 7-5, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) against much, much, much higher ranked World #5 Alexander Zverev. He gave it absolutely everything in a match that went for 3 hours 54 minutes. 02 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Battle Of The Alexs

Alexander Zverev plays a massive forehand on his way to defeating Aussie Alex De Minaur in an epic 5 set encounter. Aussie fans calling out "Go Alex!" over & over again during the match were really just barracking for both sides, finally getting their way after nearly 4 hours - yes, Alex won. 02 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Practice

Aussie #1 Nick Kyrgios enjoys time training with teammates on Pat Rafter Arena in the lead up to the Davis Cup tie vs Germany. 30 Jan 2018.

If Nick ever tells you he's flat out, he may actually be meaning this :)

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Doubles Troubles

The Aussie pairing of Matt Ebden & John Peers dug deep but they just werenít able to come away with the win against the German pairing of Jan-Lennard Struff & Tim Puetz, going down in a 5 set, 3h 17m thriller. Heart-pounding then heart-breaking. 03 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Why Did The Chair Umpire Cross The Road?

Nick & Alexander Zverev share a light moment before the crucial doubles match gets under way. 03 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Practice

Nick Kyrgios enjoys time training with teammates on Pat Rafter Arena in the lead up to the Davis Cup tie vs Germany. 01 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

 

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