The former pro Mardy Fish is announced as the new US Davis Cup captain


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – The American tennis association said former top-10 player Mardy Fish was the country's new captain for the Davis Cup.

The appointment of Fish to succeed Jim Courier was announced Wednesday.

Courier resigned in September.

Fish, 37, won six singles and eight doubles as a player, a silver medal for the United States at the 2004 Athens Olympics in singles and a participation in the Davis Cup from 2002 to 2012. He has qualified for the quarter-finals of three Grand Slam tournaments and has achieved the best career rankings of No. 7.

Fish will be working with the USTA's player development program, as will Fed Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi.

The Davis Cup Revised Finals will debut in Madrid from November 18th to 24th.