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Aussies omit Nick Kyrgios from Davis Cup lineup; Nadal, Murray to play

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Controversial tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been left off Australia's squad for the Davis Cup by captain Wally Masur, while Bernard Tomic was recalled for the semifinal matches against Britain in Glasgow next week.

Kyrgios has been in trouble with tennis authorities since Wimbledon, where he was fined nearly $10,000 for swearing and racket abuse during his matches and was heavily criticized for his on-court demeanor.

He came under more fire and was fined $12,500 for trash-talking last month after a courtside microphone picked up Kyrgios saying fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis had been with Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend during a match against the Swiss star.

Kyrgios was essentially put on probation later by the ATP, with the threat of a 28-day suspension and $25,000 fine if he misbehaves at one of the tour's sanctioned events over the next six months.

"After some good healthy discussion with Nick and his team, we have agreed on a plan to help him develop all aspects of his game and ensure a long and successful future in the sport," Masur said. "Next week's tie has come a bit too soon for him and is not in that plan."

The 22-year-old Tomic, after losing at Wimbledon, was not a part of Australia's 3-2 quarterfinal win over Kazakhstan after being suspended for his criticism of Tennis Australia and performance director Pat Rafter.

"The focus has been on helping Bernie understand the consequences of his actions and then assessing how serious he is about committing to a consistent effort to improve his behavior," Masur said.

"So far he has demonstrated a will to change and backed that up with his actions. But it is a long road, and he is now very acutely aware of the consequences of any future transgressions. He has been selected with this understanding in mind and, it is fair to say, very little room for error in the future."

The Australian roster is likely to be led by veteran Lleyton Hewitt, who lost to Tomic in the second round at the US Open. Sam Groth and Kokkinakis will join Hewitt and Tomic.

Andy Murray, meanwhile, will lead Britain's five-man team, which also includes his brother, Jamie Murray, and Kyle Edmund, James Ward and Dominic Inglot.

The winner will play either Belgium or Argentina in the final.

In other Davis Cup lineup announcements:

Leonardo Mayer, ranked No. 34 in the world, will be joined by Federico Delbonis, Diego Schwartzman and Carlos Berlocq as Argentina visits Belgium for its semifinal in Brussels next week.

Argentina has yet to win the Davis Cup, but has been close. It has lost three finals in the last nine seasons -- 2006, 2008 and 2011. Argentina also lost the final in 1981. Belgium has also never won the Davis Cup, finishing second in 1904.

• After a two-year absence, Rafael Nadal will return to Spain's lineup for a lower-tier series against Denmark.

Spain needs to win the best-of-five series to remain in Group 1 and avoid a relegation playoff against Sweden. Filling out the roster is seventh-ranked David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista Agut, Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero, coach Conchita Martinez announced.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.