When you’re representing the most successful Davis Cup nation of all time, there might be a bit of pressure on your shoulders. The USA have won the Davis Cup on an incredible 32 occasions, winning 17 consecutive ties between 1968 and 1973 – and in Madrid this November they will be looking to add one more to their tally.
This time round they secured their place in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals automatically by reaching the final four in 2018. They battled Croatia in an intense and incredibly close semi-final – with Sam Querrey and doubles pairing Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison levelling the tie to 2-2 on the final day. Rising star Frances Tiafoe pushed the experienced Borna Coric all the way before losing a tight match – meaning they missed out on an appearance in the final.
In 2019, the squad – led by former world number seven and Grand Slam semi-finalist Mardy Fish – will be aiming to pick up another trophy, and follow in the footsteps of famous names such as John McEnroe, who still holds the record for most singles wins for his country as well as most wins in total. They will also be inspired by two men who are still in Davis Cup action, the Bryan brothers, the nation’s most successful doubles team in Davis Cup history, with 24 wins and just five losses.
Wherever the USA play – and in whatever sport – they will be assured of rowdy support, and that will be the case in Madrid, where fans waving the star-spangled banner will be cheering on their country with the chant, “U-S-A! U-S-A!”
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