Mardy Fish named skipper of US Davis Cup team

WashingtonL Mardy Fish, the former world number seven tennis player, has been named as US captain for the first edition of the new-look Davis Cup.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) confirmed on Wednesday that Fish would replace Jim Courier to become the team's 41st captain, Xinhua news agency reported.

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.