Fish named to skip­per US Davis Cup team

The Phnom Penh Post - - SPORT -

FOR­MER world No7 Mardy Fish has been ap­pointed as United States cap­tain for the first edi­tion of the new-look Davis Cup, the United States Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion con­firmed on Wednesday. The USTA said in a state­ment Fish would re­place Jim Courier as skip­per to be­come the team’s 41st cap­tain. Fish will lead the US men into the re­vamped com­pe­ti­tion which will take place in Madrid from Novem­ber 18-24. “Ever since I started play­ing pro­fes­sion­ally and started un­der­stand­ing what the Davis Cup was and how spe­cial it was, even as a player, I wanted to be the Davis Cup cap­tain,” Fish said in a state­ment. “I’m a team-sport ath­lete stuck in an in­di­vid­ual sport, and I love the team as­pect of Davis Cup. To even be con­sid­ered, let alone named the cap­tain, is in­cred­i­bly hum­bling,” he added.

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