American doubles major and former Grand Slam champion Bob Bryan USA named after Davis Cup captain of the country tennis the association (USTA) said on Monday.

Bryan, who won 16 Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles and seven Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles with his twin brother Mike, will take part in the group stage in September this year.

Last year, Mardy Fish acted as acting captain when she was unable to travel to Scotland after contracting Covid-19.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to have the opportunity to captain the United States Davis Cup team,” Bryan, 44, said in a statement.

“I was inspired by watching these young American players continue to rise and motivated to contribute to this positive momentum.

“I look forward to working with the players, their coaches, their teams and the USTA support team on our mission to bring the Cup back to the United States.”

Last month, the USA sidelined Uzbekistan in Tashkent to qualify for the Davis Cup Finals group stage.

Mackenzie McDonald and Tommy Paul had given the Americans a 2-0 lead before Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram’s doubles match won to give them an undisputed lead.

Denis Kudla then took the field to play his Davis Cup debut in third singles with a 4-0 win.

Bryan played on the US Davis Cup team from 2003 to 2020, helping the country win its last trophy in 2007 and raising its record to 32 championships.

The Bryan brothers, who won Olympic gold in 2012, hold a 25-5 record in the Davis Cup. They retired in 2020.