Costa steps down as Spanish captain

Former French Open champion Albert Costa has stepped down as the Spanish Davis Cup captain, just two weeks after guiding the powerful Spaniards to their third Davis Cup title in four years.

Costa will now serve as the coordinator of the Spanish federation's national teams, which means he'll preside over the captains of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Olympic squads.

"I now look forward to this new challenge," the 36-year-old Costa said.

Costa captained the Spanish Davis Cup team for three years and captured two titles, with the other victory coming two years ago. Spain has won five Davis Cup championships since 2000.

As player on the ATP World Tour, Costa captured a French Open title in 2002 and reached a career-high No. 6 that year. He captured 12 titles overall on the circuit before retiring in 2006.