Andy Roddick, James Blake and twins Bob and Mike Bryan were
chosen Tuesday by captain Patrick McEnroe to play for the United
States against Chile in the Davis Cup quarterfinals next month.
It's the same quartet that beat Romania 4-1 in the first round
in February. Roddick is No. 4 in the ATP Tour rankings, while Blake
is No. 9.
The best-of-five series will be played April 7-9 on grass courts
at Rancho Mirage, Calif.
McEnroe did not rule out having Andre Agassi return to the team
if it reaches the semifinals, which would be against France or
Russia in September.
"I had a couple of discussions with him late last year, early
this year," McEnroe said. "Any time he says he's interested, I'm
interested. I'd be crazy not to be. He's Andre Agassi."
The United States has won the Davis Cup 31 times, but not since
Chile, which has never won the title and is in the quarterfinals
for the first time since 1982, will be represented by 19th-ranked
Fernando Gonzalez and No. 43 Nicolas Massu in singles, with Paul
Capdeville and Adrian Garcia also on the team.
Chile defeated 2005 runner-up Slovakia in the first round.
"It could be a very tough tie, or we could get up 3-zip,"
McEnroe said. "We know how well they can play, particularly when
they play for their country."
Massu won the singles gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics,
and teamed with Gonzalez to win the doubles gold -- beating the
Bryan brothers en route. Gonzalez also went home with the bronze in