Courier steps down as USA Davis Cup captain

Four-time grand slam champion Jim Courier said that it had been an honour to captain his country, but he will not continue in the role.

Published : Sep 28, 2018 21:41 IST

Former USA Davis Cup captain Jim Courier
Former USA Davis Cup captain Jim Courier

Former USA Davis Cup captain Jim Courier

Jim Courier has ended his eight-year reign as the United States' Davis Cup captain. The four-time grand slam singles champion guided his country to two World Group semifinals and six quarterfinals after taking charge in October 2010.

Courier decided to step down after a 3-2 defeat to Croatia in the last four this month. "Following the matches with Croatia, I let the players and staff know this was my final year as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup Team," said Courier.

"It's been my honour and privilege to represent the USTA [United States Tennis Association] and USA as a player and captain. I look forward to cheering the team on as they pursue the cup in its new format next year and beyond."

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USTA chairman and president Katrina Adams added: "We thank Jim for his commitment to excellence and to the Davis Cup team."

"I have been proud to travel the world with Jim and watch first hand as he delivered the highest level of integrity and devotion to success."

The USA has qualified automatically for a revamped edition of the competition next year as a result of its performances under Courier.

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