Enqvist named Swedish Davis Cup captain

The Swedish Tennis Federation has appointed Thomas Enqvist as captain of its Davis Cup team.

He replaces Mats Wilander, who retired earlier this week.

Enqvist played for Sweden between 1995 and 2004, winning 15 of 26 matches, and was a member of the cup winning teams in 1997 and ’98 and also played in the 1996 final.

Enqvist said Thursday that he hoped his experience would help the team.

Recalling his time playing for Sweden he said that he had “fond memories” and in particular that “it was special to beat the United States 5-0 with Pete Sampras on the team (in 1997).”

Enqvist won 19 titles and reached one Grand Slam final on the ATP tour.