Florida: Jim Courier hopes to have a healthy Andy Roddick in his squad when he makes his debut as the US Davis Cup captain when the Americans face Chile on outdoor clay in Santiago from March 4-6.
Eighth-ranked Roddick, who withdrew from the Delray Beach ATP event this week because of flu, was named to the US team on Tuesday along with John Isner and Bob and Mike Bryan, the world's top doubles squad.
"Hopefully Andy is going to get healthy. He's got a little bit of the flu," Courier said Tuesday. "But these guys are tough and we're not excuse makers. We will be ready to play and ready to battle when we get down there."