Alex Corretja appointed Spain Davis Cup captain

Alex Corretja (left) and Andy Murray
Corretja's partnership with Murray (right) spanned three years

Alex Corretja has been appointed Spain's new Davis Cup captain on a two-year deal.

Corretja is British number one Andy Murray's former coaching consultant, the pair parting company in March 2011.

The 37-year-old former world number two replaces Albert Costa, who captained the Spanish to Davis Cup titles in 2009 and 2011.

"It's a privilege to be able to captain the best team of players in the world," said Corretja.

The ex-French Open finalist, who helped Spain win the first of their five Davis Cups in 2000, will have his first match in charge at home to Kazakhstan in a world group first-round tie from 10-12 February.

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