Bob Bryan announces U.S. Davis Cup Team for showdown in Croatia
Aug 15, 2023
Bob Bryan, residing in Sunny Isles, Florida, recently won the Wimbledon Legends Doubles Championship. In addition to serving aces on the court, the doubles legend also serves in a prestigious role as Davis Cup Captain. Yesterday, he announced the team representing the U.S. in the 2023 Davis Cup Finals during the Group Stage matches in Croatia.
So who are the players? Let's take a look at the roster.
First, let's kick things off with a Florida-based player. Living in Boca Raton, Tommy Paul is ranked a career-high No. 13 in singles having just defeated world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz en route to his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal in Toronto. He’s played in seven Davis Cup ties for the U.S. since debuting in 2020 and has a 5-1 singles record.
Next up is Frances Tiafoe. He's currently ranked a career-high No. 10 in singles, having made his Top 10 debut earlier this summer. "Big Foe" been a part of the Davis Cup team since 2018 and has competed for the U.S. in the Finals each of the last two years.
Mackenzie "Mackie" McDonald is ranked a career-high No. 43 in singles. He made his Davis Cup debut with a singles victory in February’s qualifying-round defeat of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.
Austin Krajicek is ranked No. 3 in doubles and held the world No. 1 doubles ranking earlier this summer after winning his first Grand Slam title at the French Open. He made his Davis Cup debut in February’s Qualifying tie vs. Uzbekistan, where he and Ram clinched victory.
Rajeev Ram is ranked No. 4 in doubles and is a former doubles world No. 1 himself. He’s played in six ties for the U.S., going 5-1 in doubles since debuting in 2021.
This elite group of U.S. players will proudly represent the U.S. in the 2023 Davis Cup Finals during the Group Stage matches September 12-17 in Split, Croatia. Below is the much-anticipated itinerary for the upcoming matches.
- United States vs. Croatia: Wednesday, September 13
- United States vs. the Netherlands: Thursday, September 14
- United States vs. Finland: Saturday, September 16
The U.S. holds an overall 225-77 record in Davis Cup competition and has won the title a record 32 times. Tickets are available via the Davis Cup website.