Tennis star Andre Agassi is returning to the United States Davis Cup team after a five-year absence.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced Monday that Agassi will rejoin the squad for its first-round match against Croatia March 4-6 in suburban Los Angeles in Carson, California.
The eight-time Grand Slam champion, who turns 35 in April, stopped playing Davis Cup after 2000 as part of a scaled-back schedule geared to peaking for the major tournaments like Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
Agassi has talked with U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe and 2004 team members over the last few weeks and decided with their support he will play in 2005. His Davis Cup record, all in singles matches, is 30-5.
The United States has won the Davis Cup a record 31 times, but not since 1995. The Americans lost to Spain in last year's Davis Cup final.
Some information for this report provided by AP.