Davis Cup is my favorite sporting event of all time.
So Courier being named captain of the U.S. squad is a pretty big deal for me! And I think it's a great choice by the USTA. He's a Hall of Famer that's won some big Davis Cup matches over the years and he knows how to find success on every surface, having made the finals at all four Slams in his career.
I also like the squad he's taking over from Patrick McEnroe with John Isner, Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish and the Bryan brothers leading the way. Isner and Querrey are perfectly poised to be brought along in Davis Cup just like Andy Roddick and James Blake were. Plus, who's to say what a youngster like Ryan Harrison will do in the next couple of years? He could be at a point where he's an entrenched top-tenner by then.
All in all, a good move by the USTA. And I'm happy for Davis Cup, too. It's been exciting to see such recent former players--like Patrick Rafter--take the helm for their home teams.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.