WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Robby Ginepri will make his Davis Cup debut next month when the United States faces Austria in a first-round tie.
U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe unveiled his team Tuesday and Ginepri was joined by world No. 1 Andy Roddick and the doubles tandem of twins Bob and Mike Bryan. Mardy Fish was picked as a backup singles player.
The 21-year-old Ginepri was chosen over James Blake and Taylor Dent after reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open, his best performance in a Grand Slam event.
Ginepri entered the Australian Open with a world ranking of 33rd, trailing Dent (28th) and ahead of Blake (39th). Fish is ranked 21st.
Roddick lost to Marat Safin on Tuesday in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
The U.S. and Austria square off in a best-of-five tie Feb. 6-8 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Jurgen Metzer and Stefan Koubek will play singles for Austria.