US appoint Bob Bryan as Davis Cup captain

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has appointed Bob Bryan as the new Davis Cup captain.

The long-time doubles specialist, who has won a total of 16 Grand Slam titles, will lead the American team in its upcoming Davis Cup matches.

Bryan, 43, is no stranger to the Davis Cup, having represented the US in the competition for 13 years. He was part of the team that won the title in 2007, and he also served as a captain in 2013 and 2014.

Commenting on his new role, Bryan said: “I'm extremely humbled and honored to be chosen to lead the US Davis Cup team. This is a dream come true for me and I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

The US team are the defending champions and will be hoping to retain the title in 2021. Bryan is confident that the team can be successful under his leadership.

“I'm confident that we can put together a strong team and make a strong run at retaining the Davis Cup this year,” he said.

Bryan will be assisted by USTA Player Development General Manager Martin Blackman and USTA High Performance Coach Terrance Armstard.

The US team are due to begin their campaign on February 5, 2021, when they take on Canada in the first round. Bryan is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“I'm really looking forward to getting to work with the team and our coaches to prepare for the 2021 Davis Cup,” said Bryan. “It's going to be an exciting year, and I'm confident that we can put together a strong team and make a good run at the title.”