Austrian Fed Cup Coach To Step Down At End of Season

by The Insider on April 21, 2009 · 0 comments

in WTA News

Austria Fed Cup captain Alfred Tesar will leave his job after eight years at the end of the season, the country’s tennis federation said Thursday.

“Alfred Tesar and the Fed Cup team achieved outstanding successes,” federation general secretary Peter Teuschl said. “But after eight years … it’s time for a new start.”

The federation has yet to name a new captain.

“In the current situation, we have not found a common denominator to successfully continue my work,” the 60-year-old Tesar said.

In its first match under Tesar in 2002, Austria upset the highly favored United States 3-2. The team went on to reach the World Group semifinals that year and again in 2004, but had little success afterward and was relegated to the Europe-Africa Zone in 2008.

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