After vowing never again to play in the Davis Cup, world No. 1 Andre Agassi has changed his mind, saying today he would represent the United States in their first round match in February.
With Pete Sampras still injured and uncertain to be available, Agassi will anchor U.S. hopes to win the Cup.
In March, Agassi said he would never again participate in Davis Cup competition after friend and team doctor George Fareed was dropped from the squad.
But he apparently had a change of heart after John McEnroe was appointed coach.
"I think he's going to be the best captain ever so far," Agassi said at the Swiss Indoors. "I think he'll help a lot.
"I think he'll bring a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of energy, a lot of experience. I think it's an advantage to have someone on your team with this kind of fighting spirit."
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