Mardy Fish appointed skipper of US Davis Cup team

2019-01-10 02:47:47 GMT2019-01-10 10:47:47(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Mardy Fish, the former world number seven tennis player, has been named as United States captain for the first edition of the new-look Davis Cup.

The United States Tennis Association confirmed on Wednesday that Fish would replace Jim Courier to become the team's 41st captain.

The 37-year-old, who retired in 2015, won a combined 14 titles on the ATP Tour -- six in singles and eight in doubles during his career.

Fish will lead the team into the competition which will be held in Madrid from November 18-24.