Davis Cup Crocodile selects match-ups between Australia and Kazakhstan

Thanasi Kokkinakis will play Mikhail Kukushkin in Davis Cup singles on Friday, as determined by 80-year-old crocodile Burt.

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Crocodile selects Davis Cup match-ups between Australia and Kazakhstan

(Omni Sports)
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If you thought Australia's Davis Cup preparation could not get any snappier, think again.

A saltwater crocodile was used in helping select the match-ups for Australia's Davis Cup World Group quarter-final tie with Kazakhstan on Thursday.

Burt, who rose to fame with a stint in 1986 film Crocodile Dundee, was on hand to select bait from lures connected to Australia and Kazakhstan flags bearing the numbers one and two.

By Burt's selection, Thanasi Kokkinakis was selected to play Mikhail Kukushkin to open the grass-court tie in Darwin, while Nick Kyrgios will take on Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the second singles rubber.

Lleyton Hewitt - who is Australia's Cup captain-in-wait - will team with Sam Groth in Saturday's doubles, and they are set to play Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev.

Absent from the tie is Bernard Tomic, who first boycotted the fixture before making himself re-available only to be then suspended, after getting engaged in a snappy to-and-fro with Tennis Australia.

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