4 Oct 2013

Moya expected to take over as Spanish Davis Cup captain

9:36 am on 4 October 2013

The Spanish Tennis Federation has decided not to extend the contract of Davis Cup captain Alex Corretja when it expires at the end of this year.

Former world number one Carlos Moya, who retired from the ATP Tour at the end of 2010, will take over to prepare Spain for their opening World Group tie at home to Germany at the end of January.

Corretja succeeded Albert Costa, now the Federation sporting director, as Davis Cup captain after Spain's triumph against Argentina in the 2011 final.

They were runners-up to Czech Republic last year before a depleted team missing injured talisman Rafa Nadal suffered a surprise defeat away to Canada in the 2013 first round.

In March 1999, Moya became the first Spaniard to rise to number one since the ATP rankings were introduced and held the spot for two weeks.