Wilander steps down as captain

Updated: October 20, 2009, 10:39 AM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Mats Wilander has quit as captain of Sweden's Davis Cup team.

Wilander, who was briefly ranked No. 1 in the 1980s, led Sweden to the Davis Cup semifinals in 2007. The Swedes also reached the quarterfinals three times under Wilander and assistant coach Joakim Nystrom.

Swedish Tennis Federation chief Henrik Kallen on Tuesday thanked them both and said a search will begin for their replacements.

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