Andy Roddick confirmed on DavisCup.com on Friday that he won’t be playing Davis Cup in 2010:
“I’m not playing Davis Cup this year but I’m not retiring from Davis Cup,” said Roddick. “We [Roddick and his team] just agreed that I’m going to switch surfaces as little as possible this year with my knee and the way that last year finished.”
“It certainly wasn’t an easy decision but I do feel confident in the fact that we have capable players who are ready and willing to step in and we’ll re-evaluate for next year.”
Well, since Andy brought up the “r” word, the ITF president is looking out for his future (sorry PMac):
“Andy Roddick is an exceptional Davis Cup player and, over the years, his commitment to his team and to the competition has been outstanding,” said Francesco Ricci Bitti, ITF President. “I have always seen him as a potential captain for the American team and I believe he would be a great one.”
Roddick boasts a win-loss record of 31-11 and was key to team USA’s victory in 2007. His longtime Davis Cup buddy, James Blake, is also leaving Davis Cup off his calendar this year.