Cover picture: © Mike Lawrence/USTA
Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals

US Davis Cup legends together again

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The Finals might still be months away, but the Davis Cup by Rakuten has enjoyed a high profile week in New York City, with the famous Davis Cup trophy one of the highlights of US Open Fan Week.

Fan Week is a recent innovation at the US Open, allowing tennis fans the chance to soak up the US Open atmosphere for free before the main draw begins.

As well as being on display for fans to admire, the victorious USA team from 2007 reunited to grab a quick snap with the trophy. Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, were the quartet who won most recent of the Americans’ 32 Davis Cup titles, and all four were on site in New York this week.

 USA are the most successful nation in Davis Cup history. Apart from the 32 titles, the Americans hold the record for most consecutive wins, having notched 17 victories without defeat between 1968 and 1973. USA won the first-ever edition of the Davis Cup, defeating a team from the British Isles 119 ago, in 1900.

The trophy will remain at Flushing Meadows in the coming days giving fans further opportunity to take pictures next to it.

The Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals take place in Madrid on 18-24 November. Having reached the semifinals last year, USA qualified for the 2019 Finals automatically and will be seeded sixth in Madrid. Captained by Mardy Fish, the Americans will compete in Group F alongside Italy and Canada. 

© Mike Lawrence/USTA