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Germany names Michael Kohlmann Davis Cup captain

February 12, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Tennis Federation has picked former doubles player Michael Kohlmann as Davis Cup captain, with veteran Niki Pilic returning as adviser.

Kohlmann replaces Carsten Arriens, who stepped down last week. Germany plays France in the first round March 6-8 in Frankfurt.

The 75-year-old Pilic won three Davis Cup titles with Germany as captain, when Wimbledon champions Boris Becker and Michael Stich were the stars of the team. He also helped his native Croatia and Serbia win Davis Cup titles, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.

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