Mardy Fish has been appointed as the new captain of the United States Davis Cup team.
Fish, who retired from playing in 2015, replaces Jim Courier following his eight-year stint.
“Ever since I started playing professionally and started understanding what the Davis Cup was and how special it was, I wanted to be the Davis Cup captain,” said Fish. “I just thought that position was so special.
“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.”
Words cannot describe how honored I am to be named the next United States Davis Cup Captain. Go USA?????? pic.twitter.com/HttGU1bJbv
During his playing career, the 37-year-old peaked at No 7 in the world and reached the quarter-finals at three of the four Grand Slams. He also won six ATP titles.
Fish will take charge in a dramatically different Davis Cup format which is now an 18-team event that this year will be played from November 18-24 in Madrid.
Courier relinquished the captaincy in September following America’s last-four defeat to Croatia.
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