As an independent nation, Slovakia has known only one Davis Cup captain.
But after 24 years, Miloslav Mecir is stepping down due to unspecified health issues.
He’s only 53; Mecir was just 26 when his playing career ended because of back problems.
Had he been able to go one more year, he would have become the all-time longevity leader. With his retirement, he remains tied with Australia’s Neale Fraser.
Slovakia spent seven years in the World Group, and reached the final in 2005. The Slovaks lost at home to Croatia in a fifth and deciding rubber that year.