LOS ANGELES — Former world number seven Mardy Fish has been appointed as United States captain for the first edition of the new-look Davis Cup, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) confirmed 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 18 to 24 November.
“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.
Courier stepped down as captain after eight years in charge.