Roddick will play Davis Cup

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, Last Updated: 3:39 PM ET

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick has committed to play Davis Cup tennis for the United States in 2011.

Roddick did not play for team USA when it lost to eventual 2010 champion Serbia in the first round back in March.

The U.S. will face Chile in an opening-round affair in Santiago from March 4-6 next year. Jim Courier is the new American captain, having recently replaced long-time skipper Patrick McEnroe in October. McEnroe was the longest-tenured captain in U.S. Davis Cup history.

"I'm very excited to be back on the U.S. Davis Cup team," said Roddick. "I have always said that Davis Cup is something you should commit to for the entire season and not when it is convenient. Trying to win the Davis Cup again is a top priority for me in 2011. Nothing compares to the atmosphere of playing a Davis Cup match and representing your country."

"Having Andy commit to the 2011 campaign is huge for our team," said Courier. "Andy not only brings his outstanding Davis Cup record but also his experience and team leadership which will be invaluable to our efforts. On a personal note I am very excited to get the opportunity to sit on the bench with Andy and help him continue to perform at his very best on the Davis Cup stage."

The 28-year-old Roddick is a career 31-11 in Davis Cup play and second all- time in American Davis Cup singles victories, behind only John McEnroe (41).

Roddick helped lead the U.S. to its first Davis Cup title since 1995 when it defeated Russia in the 2007 Davis Cup finale.

The Americans are the all-time leader with 32 Davis Cup titles, but they've captured only one championship over the last 15 years.


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