Spain’s Davis Cup captain to step down

Spain’s tennis federation says Alex Corretja will step down as

Davis Cup captain at the end of the year.

Corretja captained Spain for the past two seasons after he

replaced Albert Costa, but the federation said it had not offered

him a contract extension.

In Corretja’s first year, Spain lost in the final to the Czech

Republic playing without the injured Rafael Nadal. This year, Spain

fell to Canada in the first round and had to win a playoff against

Ukraine to remain in the World Group.