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
Flag of the United States.svg
CaptainMardy Fish
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 played107
Ties played (W–L)300 (224–76)
Years in
World Group
40 (69–35)
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 2021 Davis Cup Finals
Player Win–loss First
year
Ties Ranking
Singles Doubles Total Singles Doubles
John Isner 15–13 2–0 17–13 2010 18 24 203
Jack Sock 4–3 5–1 9–4 2015 10 147 150
Reilly Opelka 1–3 0–1 1–4 2019 5 26 146
Frances Tiafoe 1–2 0–0 1–2 2018 2 38 161
Rajeev Ram 0–0 1–0 1–0 2021 1 4

Win–loss records are as of 29 November, rankings are as of 22 November 2021.

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

2020sEdit

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 TBD Pending

CaptainsEdit

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– Quarterfinals (2022)
  • Prior to 1958 most U.S. Davis Cup captains were player-captains.[1]

StatisticsEdit

Player recordsEdit

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 recordsEdit

The statistics reflect results since the 1981 Davis Cup, and are up-to-date as of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals Group stage.

Record
Results # Years
Champions 6 1981, 1982, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2007
Runners-up 4 1984, 1991, 1997, 2004
Semi-finalists 10 1986, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2018
Quarter-finalists 8 1985, 1996, 1999, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017
Lost in First Round
(1981–2018)
9 Won Playoff (8): 1983, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2015

Lost Playoff (1): 1987

Lost in Group Stage
(2019–)
2 2019, 2020–21
Not in World Group/Finals 1 1988
Home and away records
  • Performance at home (53 match-ups): 45–8 (84.9%)
  • Performance away (57 match-ups): 32–25 (56.1%)
  • Performance neutral (5 match-ups): 2–3 (40.0%)
  • Total: 79–36 (68.7%)
  • 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 4 nations: Croatia (0–5), 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 recordsEdit

The statistics reflect results since the 1981 Davis Cup, and are up-to-date as of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals Group stage.

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.

ReferencesEdit

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