Corretja named captain
Alex Corretja has been confirmed as the new captain of Spain’s Davis Cup team.
Corretja will skipper the team for the next two years after being named as the replacement for Albert Costa, who stood down from the role after securing Spain’s second Davis Cup title in three years with victory over Argentina earlier this month.
The president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Jose Luis Escanuela, hailed the appointment of Corretja, 37.
“I am convinced that today we have achieved a great deal for Spanish tennis,” Escanuela said.
Retaining the Davis Cup in 2012 will be a huge challenge for Corretja’s team, however, with star player Rafael Nadal to sit out next year’s edition due to his Olympic Games commitments.