Bob Bryan Appointed US Davis Cup Captain After Mardy Fish Fiasco

Bob Bryan has been appointed captain of the US Davis Cup team. He competed in 31 Davis Cup ties for the US. The US Davis Cup captain position was open after Mardy Fish resigned a few months ago. Fish invited controversy by dropping then doubles world number 1 Rajeev Ram from the team.

Bob Bryan is considered one of the best doubles players ever. He played doubles with his twin brother Mike Bryan for more than 2 decades. They spent 438 weeks as world number 1. They won 16 grand slams and 119 titles together. They won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. They were also part of the US team that won the Davis Cup in 2007.

Speaking about his new role, Bob Bryan said:

“I am extremely honored and humbled for this opportunity to captain the United States Davis Cup Team. I have been inspired watching these young American players continue to rise and I am motivated to contribute to this positive momentum. I feel grateful to have represented my country in Davis Cup. These experiences have offered me my proudest moments on the court and my most unforgettable memories. Playing Davis Cup was a dream for me as a young junior and the goal of making the team pushed me while I played on tour. I am passionately looking forward to working with the players, their coaches, teams, and the USTA support staff in our mission to bring the Cup back to the United States.

Bob Bryan is a strong choice for Davis Cup captain. He brings decades of experience to the team. He also brings his big energy and enthusiasm to the game.

Few players in the history of the game have personified a champion the way Bob Bryan has. Bob’s consistent and long-term success at the highest levels, as well as his demonstrated leadership in a team environment, make him an ideal captain for the Davis Cup Team amid such an exciting era for American men’s tennis.

-Brian Hainline, Chairman of the Board and President of USTA

Bob Bryan’s first assignment will be leading the US team in the Group Stage Finals that will be held in September.

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Roger Federer’s Former Coach Peter Lundgren Working With Dominic Stricker

Peter Lundgren, Roger Federer‘s former coach, is now working with Dominic Stricker. Lundgren will work alongside Stricker’s coach on a three-week trial.

Lundgren is a former professional player from Sweden. He won three singles titles in his career. At the 1988 Australian Open, he reached the doubles finals with Jeremy Bates.

After retiring, he took up coaching. He coached Marcelo Rios and later Roger Federer. He coached Federer from 2000 to 2003. He later worked with Marat Safin and helped him win the 2005 Australian Open.

Since then, he has worked with a number of players including Marcos Baghdatis, Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Wawrinka, and Daniela Hantuchova.

Dominic Stricker is a Swiss tennis player. He won the 2020 boys’ singles and doubles. title at the French Open. He is currently ranked just outside the top 100 in world rankings.

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