American tennis received a major boost when it was announced by the USTA that Andy Roddick will be back playing Davis Cup in 2011. The top-ranked American took a break from the competition this season, saying he felt unable to commit himself to the whole year. The team then lost 3-2 to eventual champions Serbia in a World Group 1st round tie, before beating Colombia 3-1 in a World Group play-off.

"I'm very excited to be back on the U.S. Davis Cup team," said Roddick, who will be available for the tie against Chile in Santiago, to be played March 4-6. "I have always said that Davis Cup is something you should commit to for the entire season and not when it is convenient. Trying to win the Davis Cup again is a top priority for me in 2011. Nothing compares to the atmosphere of playing a Davis Cup match and representing your country."

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