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Jim Courier's guidance spurs Davis Cup win

Updated: February 13, 2012, 3:05 PM ET
By Peter Bodo

The transition from one era to another is rarely easy or swift, but U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier may have accomplished it after just his third tie, by virtue of Team USA's resonant 5-0 upset of Switzerland in the first round of World Group play this weekend.

That's an encouraging development for American tennis, now that our historic talent for churning out Grand Slam singles champions is rapidly evaporating. As the Swiss demonstrated, it's risky to depend on individual genius ...

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