Tiafoe replaces Fritz for U.S.
in Davis Cup Finals
November 21, 2021
Frances Tiafoe will replace Taylor Fritz in captain Mardy Fish's team at next week's Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals, which begins for Team USA on Friday in Turin, Italy.
The 23-year-old joins a U.S. squad that also features world No. 24 John Isner, world No. 26 Reilly Opelka, doubles world doubles No. 4 Rajeev Ram and former singles world No. 8 and doubles world No. 2 Jack Sock, who's back inside the Top 150 in both disciplines after an extended injury layoff.
Tiafoe arrives for his third career Davis Cup nomination on the back of a strong fall indoor swng in Europe, where he reached the final in Vienna—where he was beaten by Alexander Zverev—and the semifinals in Stockholm, where he lost out to eventual champion and compatriot Tommy Paul. He's 0-2 in his career in Davis Cup play, having lost both singles matches he played against Croatia in the 2018 World Group semiinals.ADVERTISEMENT
Team USA will begin its quest for a record-extending 33rd Davis Cup title with round-robin matches against the home Italians on Nov. 26 and Colombia on Nov. 28. Should the U.S. advance out of its group, it would play the winner of Group D (Australia, Croatia or Hungary) in a quarterfinal tie, also in Turin. The last team standing in Turin advances to the semifinals and Finals, to be held in Madrid, Spain from Dec. 3-5.
The full schedule and field can be viewed on the Davis Cup website.
The U.S. holds an overall 220-74 record in Davis Cup competition. For more information, including access to player and all-time records, visit our Davis Cup homepage. Deloitte is the official team sponsor of the U.S. Davis Cup Team.