In 2012, John Isner defeated world No. 3 Roger Federer in the World Group First Round in Switzerland in Isner’s first live singles match. It was the first time Federer had lost to an American on clay since 1999.
U.S. falls to Italy in Final 8 in Malaga
The U.S. was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals by Italy in a 2-1 final decision. After the two countries split the two singles matches, the doubles team of Jack Sock and Tommy Paul fell to Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolleli in a winner-take-all third and final rubber in straight sets that decided the tie. Previously, Lorenzo Sonego defeated Frances Tiafoe in straight sets to open the tie, but U.S. No. 1 Taylor Fritz sent it to a final match with an equally-decisive victory over Lorenzo Musetti.
The U.S. will now wait to see where it falls in the 2023 Davis Cup by Rakuten draw, which will be conducted later this week in Malaga. To earn a spot in the 2023 Finals, the team will need to win a qualifying tie that will be held from Feb. 4-6, 2023.
Since its establishment in 1900, the Davis Cup has been been won by 15 countries in total. No nation has won more titles than the U.S., which has lifted the trophy 32 times, including at the inaugural event. The U.S. last won the Davis Cup in 2007 when the team of Andy Roddick, James Blake, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan lifted the trophy with captain Patrick McEnroe.
The U.S. has won a record 32 titles since Davis Cup began in 1900.
John McEnroe holds the record for U.S. Davis Cup singles wins (41).
Mike Bryan has more doubles wins (24) than any other American player.
Patrick McEnroe served as the U.S. team captain for a record 10 years.
Since Davis Cup began in 1900, more than 140 players have represented the U.S.
Three sets of brothers (Bryan, McEnroe, Wrenn) played for the U.S.