WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- World No. 4 Andy Roddick, No. 6 James Blake and doubles No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan are the U.S. team for its Davis Cup opener next week in the Czech Republic.
U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe convinced Roddick and Blake to handle the singles duties while the Bryans will go in the doubles match. The United States meets the Czech team, captained by Jaroslav Navratil Feb. 9-11 in Ostrava.
Roddick is 20-9 in Davis Cup competition while Blake is 12-7, including 3-1 in doubles matches. The Bryans, 6-1 in Davis Cup play, are coming off their fifth career Grand Slam doubles title when they successfully defended their crown at the Australian Open.
The United States has won the Davis Cup 31 times, but its last victory was in 1995. The U.S. team is 4-1 in Davis Cup pairings with the Czech Republic.