Tennis:Spain hires Corretja as new Davis Cup captain

AP, Tuesday 27 Dec 2011

Defending champion Spain has hired former French Open finalist Alex Corretja as its new Davis Cup captain on a two-year contract

Alex Corretja

The Spanish tennis federation said Tuesday that Corretja will replace Albert Costa, who stepped down this month after leading Spain to two Davis Cup titles in three years.

Corretja was ranked as high as No. 2 as a player and reached the final at Roland Garros in 1998 and 2001. He worked as a part-time coaching consultant for Andy Murray  until March this year, and will be officially presented as the new Spain captain on Wednesday.

Corretja said in a statement that it was an “honor and huge responsibility” to take over the team.

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