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Courier have patience to develop team?

Updated: October 27, 2010, 5:41 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Jim Courier, his trademark shaggy reddish-blond hair aswirl, talked about the challenges that lie ahead.

"It's about testing ourselves," he intoned with typical moxie, "in the heat of battle."

Three days ago, Courier lost a straight-sets final to Mark Philippoussis in Arizona, on the Champions Series he founded and owns. On Wednesday, in a Midtown steakhouse, Courier, 40, was introduced as the 40th U.S. Davis Cup captain.

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