Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Courier to lead the US

Former world number one Jim Courier will take over as coach of the United States Davis Cup team.

The 40-year-old will replace Patrick McEnroe, who resigned last month after 10 years in the post, and will take charge for the first round match against Chile in March.

Courier was a two-time winner of both the US Open and the French Open while also reaching the final at Wimbledonand in the Australian Open, ending 1992 as the top ranked player.

He also helped the United States win the Davis Cup in 1992 and 1995, and finished with a 16-10 record in singles, 1-0 in doubles.

Courier, who has spent much of the last 10 years building a career in the media, immediately put his name forward for consideration for the captaincy role following McEnroe's sudden decision during this year's US Open.

He will be officially unveiled by the USTA later on Wednesday.

Courtesy: Sky Sports

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