United States Davis Cup team

The United States men's national tennis team represents the United States in Davis Cup tennis competition, and is governed by the United States Tennis Association.

United States of America
CaptainBob Bryan
ITF ranking4 Rise (7 March 2022)
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 played109
Ties played (W–L)306 (227–79)
Years in
World Group
42 (72–38)
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.

History edit

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 squad edit

Squad representing the United States in the 2023 Davis Cup Finals
Player Win–loss First
year
Ties Ranking
Sgl Dbl Total Sgl Dbl
Frances Tiafoe 1–5 0–0 1–5 2018 5 11 205
Tommy Paul 5–3 0–1 5–4 2021 9 13 333
Mackenzie McDonald 2–1 0–0 2–1 2023 3 39 50
Austin Krajicek 0–0 3–1 3–1 2023 4 1
Rajeev Ram 0–0 7–2 7–2 2021 9 5

Win–loss records and rankings are correct as of 17 September 2023.

Recent performances edit

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

1980s edit

1990s edit

2000s edit

2010s edit

2020s edit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2020–21 Qualifying round 6–7 March Honolulu (USA)   Uzbekistan 4−0 Win
Finals, Group E 26 November Turin (ITA)   Italy 1−2 Loss
28 November   Colombia 1−2 Loss
2022 Qualifying round 4–5 March Reno (USA)   Colombia 4−0 Win
Finals, Group D 14 September Glasgow (GBR)   Great Britain 2−1 Win
15 September   Kazakhstan 2−1 Win
17 September   Netherlands 1–2 Loss
Finals, Quarterfinals 24 November Málaga (ESP)   Italy 1–2 Loss
2023 Qualifying round 3–4 February Tashkent (UZB)   Uzbekistan 4–0 Win
Finals, Group D 13 September Split (CRO)   Croatia 2–1 Win
14 September   Netherlands 1–2 Loss
16 September   Finland 0–3 Loss
2024 Qualifying round 1–2 February Vilnius (LTU)   Ukraine 4–0 Win

Captains edit

Name 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 Semifinals (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 1986–93 Champion (1990, 1992)
Tom Gullikson 1994–99 Champion (1995)
John McEnroe 2000 Semifinals (2000)
Patrick McEnroe 2001–10 Champion (2007)
Jim Courier 2011–18 Semifinals (2012, 2018)
Mardy Fish 2019–22 Quarterfinals (2022)
Bob Bryan 2023– Finals, Group Stage (2023)
  • Prior to 1958 most U.S. Davis Cup captains were player-captains.[1]

Statistics edit

Player records edit

Most ties played
# Name Years Ties
played
Win–loss Win %
Singles Doubles Total
1 Mike Bryan 2003–2020 33 0–1 28–5 28–6 82.4%
2 Bob Bryan 2003–2020 31 4–2 26–5 30–7 81.1%
3 John McEnroe 1978–1992 30 41–8 18–2 59–10 85.5%
4 Andy Roddick 2001–2011 25 33–12 0–0 33–12 73.3%
5 Stan Smith 1968–1981 24 15–4 20–3 35–7 83.3%
Wilmer Allison 1928–1936 24 18–10 14–2 32–12 72.7%
John Van Ryn 1929–1936 24 7–1 22–2 29–3 90.6%
8 Vic Seixas 1951–1957 23 24–12 14–5 38–17 69.1%
9 Andre Agassi 1988–2005 22 30–6 0–0 30–6 83.3%
10 Arthur Ashe 1963–1978 18 27–5 1–1 28–6 82.3%
George Lott 1928–1934 18 7–4 11–0 18–4 81.8%
John Isner 2010–2021 18 15–13 2–0 17–13 56.7%
Todd Martin 1986–1992 18 11–8 5–6 16–14 53.3%

Team records edit

The statistics reflect results since the 1900 Davis Cup, and are up-to-date as of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals Group stage.

Key to eras and positions result edit

  • Challenge Round era (1900–1971): The previous Davis Cup Champion would have a bye to and host the Challenge Round Final. Thus the losing team in the Final (or Inter-zonal final) was the third-placed team. For the purposes of this table, the third placed team is grouped as semifinalists and the Zonal finalists (fourth and fifth placed teams) are grouped as quarterfinalists.
  • 1972–1980: The previous Davis Cup Champion now had to compete in all rounds. There were four zones consisting of America, Eastern, Europe A and Europe B, with the competition culminating in a four team knockout between zonal winners. The zonal finalists were the equivalent of Davis Cup quarterfinalists.
  • Since 1981: World Group (1981–2018), Davis Cup Finals (from 2019) consisting of 16 or 18 teams.
  • Abbreviations: POW = Winner of World Group Playoff (1981–2018); POL = Lost in World Group Playoff (1981–2018); GS = Did not advance past the Group Stage of the Davis Cup Finals (from 2019)

Results table edit

Result Total Challenge Round era
(1900–1971)
Post-Challenge Round era
1972–1980 Since 1981
# Years # Years # Years
Champions 32 23 1900, 1902, 1913, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924,
1925, 1926, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949,
1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
3 1972, 1978, 1979 6 1981, 1982, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2007
Runners-Up 29 24 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1927,
1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1950,
1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1964
1 1973 4 1984, 1991, 1997, 2004
Semifinalists 16 6 1907, 1912, 1931, 1933, 1960, 1961 0 10 1986, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2000,
2002, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2018
Quarterfinalists 15 3 1936, 1965, 1966 3 1974, 1977, 1980 9 1985, 1996, 1999, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2022
Other results
Not in Top 5[a]
or Zonal Final;[b]
Lost in First Round[c]
or Group Stage[d]
16 2 1962, 1967 2 1975, 1976 12 POW (8): 1983, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2015
POL (1): 1987
GS (3): 2019, 2020–21, 2023
Not in World Group
or Davis Cup Finals
1 1 1988[e]
Home and away records (since 1981)
  • Performance at home (53 match-ups): 45–8 (84.9%)
  • Performance away (59 match-ups): 34–25 (57.6%)
  • Performance neutral (9 match-ups): 3–6 (33.3%)
  • Total: 82–39 (67.8%)
  • Only 8 home losses: Germany: 2–3 (1987, PO), Italy: 1–4 (1998, SF), Australia: 1–4 (1999, QF), Croatia: 2–3 (2005, 1R) + 2–3 (2016, QF), Spain: 1–3 (2011, QF), Serbia: 1–3 (2013, QF), Great Britain: 1–3 (2014, 1R)
  • Has a losing record against only 5 nations: Croatia (1–5), Finland (0–1), Germany/West Germany (1–3), 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 records edit

The statistics reflect results since the 1981 Davis Cup, and are up-to-date as of the 2024 Davis Cup qualifying round.

Junior Davis Cup edit

  • 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.

Notes edit

  1. ^ Challenge Round era (1905–1971) only
  2. ^ 1972–1980
  3. ^ World Group (1981–2018) only
  4. ^ Davis Cup Finals (from 2019) only
  5. ^ World Group Playoff winner

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