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Fritz, Tiafoe, Paul, Sock and Ram headed to Glasgow for Davis Cup group stage

Victoria Chiesa | August 15, 2022


Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, Jack Sock and Rajeev Ram will represent the U.S. in the group stage of the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals this September in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Captain Mardy Fish's team will be looking to advance out of round-robin play and into the knockout rounds for the first time in the four-year history of the storied competition's new format as the U.S. seeks to win its record-extending 33rd all-time Davis Cup title. The group stage will take place at Emirates Arena from Sept. 13-18. 

 

Four of the five players named to the Finals roster helped the U.S. get there: Fritz, Paul, Sock and Ram helped the Americans sweep Colombia in the qualifying round in March that booked their spot in the Finals.

Sixteen nations allocated in four groups will compete to advance to the eight-nation knockout stage that will crown this year’s Davis Cup champion. The U.S. will compete in Group D in Glasgow and will play hosts Great Britain, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands in a round-robin competition where the top two finishers advance to the Finals site in Malaga, Spain. The Davis Cup presented by Rakuten Finals will be played in Malaga from Nov. 22-27.

 

Each round-robin tie is played best-of-three with two singles and one doubles match. Over the course of four days in Glasgow, the U.S. will play its three matches: first against host Great Britain, then against Kazakhstan, before concluding against the Netherlands.

The full schedule can be viewed on the Davis Cup website

 

Group D (Glasgow)

United States vs. Great Britain; Wednesday, September 14; 4 p.m. local time

United States vs. Kazakhstan; Thursday, September 15; 4 p.m. local time

United States vs. Netherlands; Saturday, September 17; 2 p.m. local time

 

Learn more about Team USA's selections below:

 

Fritz, 24, is the top-ranked American in singles at No. 13 (as of August 15). He’s represented the U.S. in Davis Cup three times, owns a 3-1 record in singles and was part of the team that swept Colombia in March to qualify for the Finals.

 

Read more: Sock, Ram clinch Davis Cup Qualifier for Team USA

 

Tiafoe, 24, sits behind Fritz as the second-highest ranking American at No. 24 and made his Davis Cup debut in 2018. In the group stage of last year's Finals in Turin, Itay, Tiafoe scored his first-ever Davis Cup win by defeating Colombia's Nicolas Mejia. 

 

Paul, 25, is ranked No. 34, and has represented the U.S. in Davis Cup twice before. Paul enjoyed a winning debut in 2020, when he helped the U.S. sweep Uzbekistan in the qualifying round, and then also chipped in a win in the 4-0 sweep of Colombia in Reno, Nev. earlier this year. 

 

Sock, 29, boasts a career-high ranking of No. 2 in doubles and No. 8 in singles, and has played 11 Davis Cup ties for the U.S. since 2015. He owns a 10-4 total record in Davis Cup, including a 6-1 mark in doubles. In March, he and Ram put the finishing touches on the win against Colombia with a straight-sets triumph.

 

Ram, 38, is the current world No. 2 in doubles and will be making his third consecutive Davis Cup appearance since debuting at the 2021 Finals in Turin. He and Sock are 2-0 together in Davis Cup doubles.

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