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John McEnroe will replace Tom Gullikson as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, CNN-Sports Illustrated reported.

The U.S. Tennis Association probably will make an announcement later this week, the network said, without citing the source of its information.

A spokesman for the USTA said the organization doesn't have anything to announce. McEnroe, in an interview during CBS Sports' coverage of the U.S. Open, said he hopes that he'll be named Davis Cup captain, though he said the USTA hasn't told him anything yet.

"I haven't heard inklings about the development," said McEnroe, who has expressed an interest in the position for several months. "I am interested and hopeful and will have to wait and see. If it happens I'm ready to go."

Gullikson has received criticism during his six-year tenure as Davis Cup captain, as the American team hasn't won the annual event for the past four years. Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi have had conflicts with Gullikson and refused to compete in recent matches, though Sampras played doubles in this year's loss to Australia.

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