Woodbridge named Australia's Davis Cup coach

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Sydney, July 13(ANI): Former Australian tennis player Todd Woodbridge has been given the job of coaching Australian men's tennis team and the Davis Cup team.

Woodbridge would be expected to oversee the process of entire male player development and would also be expected to assist Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald.

"I am excited by the challenge ahead. This job appealed to me because of the breadth of the scope and the chance to make a difference," The Age quoted Woodbridge, as saying.

"It goes way beyond the Davis Cup and allows me to work with top players and coaches at various levels of their development," he added.

The 38 year-old highlighted the vast amount of talent that exists in the country and believes that they can put up a good show at the international level.

"We have some terrific talent in both the playing and coaching ranks and a recently improved structure that I believe can help us drive some big improvements in Australian tennis performance," Woodbridge said.

Meanwhile, Tennis Australia's Director Craig Tiley has said that Woodbridge would play an essential role in the development of tennis.

"Todd brings a terrific skill set to the role. He has a wealth of recent playing experience at the elite level, has been a national coach, tournament director and is a terrific communicator on and off the court," said Tiley. (ANI)

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