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Old 10-27-2010, 09:12 PM   #61
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I would guess his rationale is that he didn't play this year and he didn't do any better (albeit he was sick/injured) so why not play DC? I dunno but yay.
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from the Q&A with Courier on usta.com

USTA.com: You mentioned Andy Roddick. He took the 2010 Davis Cup season off to concentrate on the pro season but left the door open for a return to the team. Have you had any initial conversations with him yet about where he stands for 2011?

COURIER: I’ve spoken to all of the players throughout this process to make sure that they’d be comfortable if I were nominated to be the captain and to take their temperature to see what they were thinking about going forward. Andy is very much a straight shooter. He was very clear with Patrick last year that he wasn’t going to be able to play, and he was equally clear with me that he wants to play next year and that he’s available for all of the ties. So with Andy, he’s either in or he’s out, and he’s in for 2011, which is really exciting.

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Andy Roddick to return to U.S. Davis Cup lineup in 2011

New U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier will be able to rely on an old hand when he takes his first team on the road to Chile next March. Veteran and Davis Cup stalwart Andy Roddick will be back in action for the USA next year.

"I'm very excited to be back on the U.S. Davis Cup team," Roddick, who sat out the nation-vs.-nation team competition in 2010 after struggling with a knee injury at the end of 2009, said in a statement released by the USTA.

"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," Roddick said.

Roddick, who competed for nine consecutive years (2001-09), is 31-11 overall in singles, second in U.S. history in victories behind John McEnroe's record 41.

"Having Andy commit to the 2011 campaign is huge for our team," said Courier, who was named the 40th U.S. captain in October, replacing Patrick McEnroe. "Andy not only brings his outstanding Davis Cup record but also his experience and team leadership which will be invaluable to our efforts."

The USA owns a record 32 Davis Cup titles, the last coming in 2007 with a team led by Roddick. It was the USA's first title since 1995. Roddick has competed in 23 total ties (fifth all time among U.S. players) and has played in 42 total Davis Cup matches for the USA (fourth all time).

"I look forward to working with Jim next season," Roddick said. "It will be strange to be sitting next to someone other than Patrick on the bench, but I have a great deal of respect for Jim. He is a fierce competitor and I know he holds Davis Cup in the same esteem that I do. He had so many memorable Davis Cup victories, but the one that will always stick with me most is when he clinched the title for the United States in 1992 since I was in Fort Worth to see that match in person as a kid."

Now, the question for Courier is who does he take to Chile? Mardy Fish earned the clinching point in Colombia in September to keep the USA in the World Group. The rest of that team included John Isner, Sam Querrey and youngster Ryan Harrison. In doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan have been tough to beat for the USA, but they weren't on the team that went to Colombia.
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Why is this being treated as news today? As shown in the post just above that, Andy had already made it clear that he was going to play DC in 2011. I'm confused by this. Did they just decide to do a press release since it was a slow time tennis wise?
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Wonder who will play singles No.2 for USA: Mardy, John or Sam? Since the team is full of great doubles players, will The Twins play?
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Why is this being treated as news today? As shown in the post just above that, Andy had already made it clear that he was going to play DC in 2011. I'm confused by this. Did they just decide to do a press release since it was a slow time tennis wise?
The only thing I had previously heard was Courier saying in his press conference when his position as coach was announced that Andy intended to play. This is the first official announcement I'd seen I don't know how Davis Cup works, did he have to sign an agreement or otherwise officially declare his intent to play? It was around this time last year he said he would not be playing if I recall...

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Wonder who will play singles No.2 for USA: Mardy, John or Sam? Since the team is full of great doubles players, will The Twins play?
Several tennis writers seem to think he'll leave the twins home. Chile's team is not exactly the strongest right now, so I am not sure it matters a whole lot either way but it always seems strange to forgo a nearly guaranteed point. As for who'll play 2nd singles, I would be surprised if he announced before he has to, in order to see how all the guys play in Australia. Mardy ended the year hurt and neither Sam nor John ended the year playing very well, so right now it seems pretty open!
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Will be interesting to see who does what in AO land.
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Clip of Andy trainig - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwZ_0NC-1pg

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Hi all!
So good that Andy is playing in Davis Cup now even though he must much point defend in this two masters event. So big thing.
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Andy did his job, per usual.
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Well done Andy!!! Great win!
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Yay Davis Cup Andy is back!

It's amazing to me how Isner can go months without breaking anybody's serve.
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Thanks, Isner Assuming the bryans get it done tomorrow andy will get another chance to clinch
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