11 Sep 2012

Rafter commits long-term to Davis Cup

5:19 pm on 11 September 2012

In a boost for Australian tennis, Pat Rafter has committed long-term to the Davis Cup captaincy.

Appointed in October 2010, Rafter took time to embrace the role, but now says he feels a duty to remain on board for the long haul.

A decade after retiring, Rafter remains among the most popular figures in Australian tennis, his public image second to none, and his pledge to stick around in an official capacity will be welcomed.

The Davis Cup captaincy has traditionally been one of the most coveted posts in Australian sport, with Rafter only the fifth man in the past 62 years to lead the 28-times champion nation.