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Big shoes to fill for Captain Courier

Updated: October 28, 2010, 9:41 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

Big names don't necessarily make for successful Davis Cup coaches, at least in the U.S. History tells us that.

John McEnroe, one of the highest profile captains ever in the competition, is a good example. McEnroe won majors, reached No. 1 and has a real passion for the sport. But he lasted about a year as a coach, bailing because he didn't like the tournament's format at the time, and it was a struggle to get players on board.

Patrick McEnroe, meanwhile, countering ...

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