McEnroe to resign as Davis Cup captain

THE SPORTS NETWORK

, Last Updated: 12:41 PM ET

WHITE PLAINS, NY - Patrick McEnroe announced that he will resign as United States Davis Cup captain immediately following the World Group playoff against Colombia next week.

The U.S. and host Colombia will square off from September 17-19 in Bogota.

In his 10th year as captain, McEnroe is the longest-tenured captain in U.S. Davis Cup history. He led the Americans to their record 32nd Davis Cup title in 2007, their first title since 1995 -- ending the longest drought in U.S. Davis Cup history. He has compiled a 16-9 record, and his 16 victories are second all-time in U.S. history behind Tom Gorman (18).

"It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning as Davis Cup captain, but it is a decision I felt was best for the team and myself right now," McEnroe said. "Davis Cup is a significant time commitment and this decision will allow me to focus more energy on my family and to the USTA Player Development program."

Next week will mark the first time since 2005, and just the fifth time since the World Group was instituted in 1981, that the U.S. has had to compete in the playoff round. The Americans are 3-1 in their World Group playoffs.

The U.S. lost to Serbia in the opening round in the World Group this year.


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