United States Davis Cup team

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The United States of America's Davis Cup Team represents the United States in Davis Cup tennis competition, and is governed by the United States Tennis Association.

United States of America
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CaptainMardy Fish
Highest ITF ranking1 (2008)
ColorsWhite & Blue
First yearUnited States United States 3–0 United Kingdom British Isles
(Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; 8–10 August 1900)
Years played106
Ties played (W–L)294 (221–73)
Years in
World Group
39 (66–32)
Davis Cup titles32 (1900, 1902, 1913, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2007)
Runners-up29 (1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1973, 1984, 1991, 1997, 2004)
Most total winsJohn McEnroe (59–10)
Most singles winsJohn McEnroe (41–8)
Most doubles winsMike Bryan (28–5)
Best doubles teamBob Bryan/Mike Bryan (25–5)
Most ties playedMike Bryan (33)
Most years playedBob Bryan and Mike Bryan (15)

The U.S. competed in the first Davis Cup in 1900, when a group of Harvard University students challenged the British. They are the most successful Davis Cup team ever to compete in the Davis Cup, winning the coveted Davis Cup title on 32 separate occasions closely followed by Australia on 28.

HistoryEdit

The U.S. Davis Cup Team won the very first Davis Cup title in 1900. Their most recent win was in 2007, defeating Russia in the final.

The United States played in the World Group in all but one year (1988) since it was created in 1981, sharing this record with the Czech Republic, and holds the record for ongoing consecutive years in the World Group at 30 as of 2018.

Current squadEdit

Squad representing the United States in the 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying Round
Player Win–Loss Years played Ties Ranking
Singles Doubles Totals Singles Doubles
Bob Bryan 4–2 26–5 30–7 15 (2003–2016, 2020) 31 N/A 27
Mike Bryan 0–1 28–5 28–6 15 (2003–2009, 2011–2016, 2018, 2020) 33 N/A 27
Taylor Fritz 2–1 0–0 2–1 1 (2019–2020) 3 24 122
Reilly Opelka 1–2 0–0 1–2 1 (2019–2020) 3 38 141
Tommy Paul 1–0 0–0 1–0 1 (2020) 1 57 396

As of 8 March 2020, rankings as of 2 March 2020.

Recent performancesEdit

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1981, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, First Round 5–7 March Belgrade (SRB)   Serbia 2–3 Loss
World Group Playoffs 17–19 September Bogotá (COL)   Colombia 3–1 Win
2011 World Group, First Round 4–6 March Santiago (CHI)   Chile 4–1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 8–10 July Austin (USA)   Spain 1–3 Loss
2012 World Group, First Round 10–12 February Fribourg (SUI)    Switzerland 5–0 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 April Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (FRA)   France 3–2 Win
World Group, Semifinals 14–16 September Gijón (ESP)   Spain 1–3 Loss
2013 World Group, First Round 1–3 February Jacksonville (USA)   Brazil 3–2 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 5–7 April Boise (USA)   Serbia 1–3 Loss
2014 World Group, First Round 31 Jan – 2 Feb San Diego (USA)   Great Britain 1–3 Loss
World Group Playoffs 12–14 September Chicago (USA)   Slovakia 5–0 Win
2015 World Group, First Round 6–8 March Glasgow (GBR)   Great Britain 2–3 Loss
World Group Playoffs 18–20 September Tashkent (UZB)   Uzbekistan 3–1 Win
2016 World Group, First Round 4–6 March Melbourne (AUS)   Australia 3–1 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 15–17 July Beaverton (USA)   Croatia 2−3 Loss
2017 World Group, First Round 3–5 February Birmingham (USA)    Switzerland 5−0 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 7–9 April Brisbane (AUS)   Australia 2−3 Loss
2018 World Group, First Round 2–4 February Niš (SRB)   Serbia 3−0 Win
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 April Nashville (USA)   Belgium 4−0 Win
World Group, Semifinals 14–16 September Zadar (CRO)   Croatia 2−3 Loss
2019 Finals, Group F 19 November Madrid (ESP)   Canada 1−2 Loss
20 November   Italy 2−1 Win

2020sEdit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2020 Qualifying Round 6–7 March Honolulu (USA)   Uzbekistan 4−0 Win

CaptainsEdit

Name Nationality Tenure Best result
Perry Jones   1958–59 Champion (1958)
David Freed   1960–61 Inter-Zonal Final (1960, 1961)
Bob Kelleher   1962–63 Champion (1963)
Vic Seixas   1964 Runner-up (1964)
George MacCall   1965–67 Inter-Zonal Semifinal (1965, 1966)
Donald Dell   1968–69 Champion (1968, 1969)
Ed Turville   1970–71 Champion (1970, 1971)
Dennis Ralston   1972–75 Champion (1972)
Tony Trabert   1976–80 Champion (1978, 1979)
Arthur Ashe   1981–85 Champion (1981, 1982)
Tom Gorman   1986–1993 Champion (1990, 1992)
Tom Gullikson   1994–99 Champion (1995)
John McEnroe   2000 Semifinal (2000)
Patrick McEnroe   2001–10 Champion (2007)
Jim Courier   2011– Semifinal (2012, 2018)
  • Prior to 1958 most U.S. Davis Cup captains were player-captains.[1]

StatisticsEdit

Player recordsEdit

Most ties played
# Name USA career Ties
played
Total
Win–Loss
Total
Win %
Singles
Win–Loss
Doubles
Win–Loss
1 Mike Bryan 2003–2020 33 28–6 82.4% 0–1 28–5
2 Bob Bryan 2003–2020 31 30–7 81.1% 4–2 26–5
3 John McEnroe 1978–1992 30 59–10 85.5% 41–8 18–2
4 Andy Roddick 2001–2011 25 33–12 73.3% 33–12 0–0
5 Stan Smith 1968–1981 24 35–7 83.3% 15–4 20–3
Wilmer Allison 1928–1936 24 32–12 72.7% 18–10 14–2
John Van Ryn 1929–1936 24 29–3 90.6% 7–1 22–2
8 Vic Seixas 1951–1957 23 38–17 69.1% 24–12 14–5
9 Andre Agassi 1988–2005 22 30–6 83.3% 30–6 0–0
10 Arthur Ashe 1963–1978 18 28–6 82.3% 27–5 1–1
George Lott 1928–1934 18 18–4 81.8% 7–4 11–0
Todd Martin 1986–1992 18 16–14 53.3% 11–8 5–6

Team recordsEdit

The statistics reflect results since the 1981 Davis Cup, and are up-to-date as of the 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying Round.

Record
  • Champion: 6 times (4 times at home, 2 times away)
  • Runner-up: 4 times
  • Lost in Semifinals: 9 times
  • Lost in Quarterfinals: 8 times
  • Lost in First Round: 10 times
  • Eliminated in Round Robin: 1 time
  • Not in World Group/Finals: 1 time
Home and away records
  • Performance at home (52 match-ups): 44–8 (84.6%)
  • Performance away (55 match-ups): 31–24 (56.4%)
  • Performance neutral (2 match-ups): 1–1 (50.0%)
  • Total: 76–33 (69.7%)
  • Only 8 home losses: Germany: 2–3 (1987, PO), Italy: 1–4 (1998, SF), Australia: 1–4 (1999, QF), Croatia: 2–3 (2005, R1) + 2–3 (2016, QF), Spain: 1–3 (2011, QF), Serbia: 1–3 (2013, QF), Great Britain: 1–3 (2014, R1)
  • Has a losing record against only 5 nations: Croatia (0–5), Germany/West Germany (1–3), Great Britain (1–2), Serbia (1–2), Spain (3–5)
  • Has never played against 8 countries which, at one point or another, played in the World Group: Denmark, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, SFR Yugoslavia.

Head-to-head recordsEdit

The statistics reflect results since the 1981 Davis Cup, and are up-to-date as of the 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying Round.

Junior Davis CupEdit

  • Winners in 1999 (3-0 vs Croatia), 2008 (2-0 vs Argentina), 2014 (3-0 vs South Korea).
  • Runners-up in 1985, 1986, 1988, 2002, 2017, 2019.

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