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Becker eyes captain’s role

Berlin: Boris Becker has said he is considering becoming Germany’s Davis Cup team captain after Patrik Kuehnen, on Wednesday, announced his resignation from the start of 2013.

“I only want to speak to Patrik first before I say anything concrete,” the 44-year-old Becker said, having been part of the German team, which won the Davis Cup in 1988 and 1989.

Having had a public fall out with Germany's top ranked player Philipp Kohlschreiber earlier this year, Kuehnen announced he is stepping down via email on Wednesday.

“In recent weeks, I have had the impression that I am lacking the necessary support and backing of the German tennis federation (DTB),” said the 46-year-old. “I therefore do not trust the basis for further cooperation and at this point, I end my talks with the DTB about continuing my work.

“I wish the whole team, my successor and the DTB success for the future.” Having beaten Australia 3-2 to in the World Group last month, Germany have a tough away match against Argentina from February 1-3 2013 in their next Davis Cup match.

“I understand the decision Patrik has made,” Kohlschreiber told SID on Wednesday after he missed the win over Australia because of the disagreement with Kuehnen. (AFP)