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Jack Sock to lead US against Switzerland in Davis Cup

Jack Sock celebrates with his U.S. teammates after his win over Marin Cilic in previous Davis Cup competition.

Jack Sock celebrates with his U.S. teammates after his win over Marin Cilic in previous Davis Cup competition.

The United States will be without the Bryan brothers, who announced their retirement from Davis Cup action… but count on Jack Sock and John Isner.

Jack Sock, John Isner, Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey have been named to the U.S. Davis Cup roster that will face a Switzerland team minus Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka next month. Switzerland’s team will be Marco Chiudinelli, Henri Laaksonen, Adrien Bossel and Antione Bellier.

The United States will be without the Bryan brothers, who announced recently they were retiring from Davis Cup competition.

The best-of-five series in the first round will be played on an indoor hard court Feb. 3-5 in Birmingham, Alabama. The Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex will host the event. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.usta.com/daviscup or by calling 888-484-USTA (8782).

Birmingham last hosted Davis Cup in 2009, when Team USA also took on Switzerland in the World Group First Round at the BJCC. In that matchup, the U.S. team of Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Switzerland, 4-1.

The Switzerland-U.S. winner will face Australia or the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup quarterfinals in April. The losing nation will compete in the World Group Playoff, Sept. 15-17, for the right to remain in the World Group in 2018.

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