Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals — Group Stage
Group D — Glasgow, Scotland
Emirates Arena (indoor hard court)
United States vs. Great Britain
TODAY: Play begins at 11 a.m. ET (4 p.m. local time)
ORDER OF PLAY:
Tommy Paul, USA v. Daniel Evans, GBR
Taylor Fritz, USA v. Cameron Norrie, GBR
Rajeev Ram / Jack Sock, USA v. Andy Murray / Joe Salisbury, GBR
WATCH: Tennis Channel
A Davis Cup rivalry steeped in history renews today in Glasgow, Scotland, as the United States and Great Britain clash to continue their quests to win the competition they founded.
The two nations that contested the first Davis Cup tie in 1900 meet today for the 21st time. The U.S. leads the all-time rivalry with an 11-9 record, through Great Britain emerged the victor in their last two meetings: in 2014, at the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park in San Diego, Calif., and again in 2015, at the very same venue in Glasgow in which they’ll play today.
Today‘s tie is the first of three the Americans will play in Glasgow, with hopes of advancing to the ultimate stage of this year’s Davis Cup competition: the knockout-style quarterfinals that will crown this year’s Davis Cup champion in Malaga, Spain, November 22-27. The full Group Stage schedule for the U.S. in Glasgow:
Today, September 14; 11 a.m. ET
USA v. Great Britain
Thursday, September 15; 11 a.m. ET
USA v. Kazakhstan
Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. ET
USA v. Netherlands
Twelve total nations — four groups of four — are playing in the round-robin-style Group Stage this week, and the top two nations in each group will advance to Malaga. The three other groups are playing in Valencia, Spain; Bologna, Italy; and Hamburg, Germany.
The U.S. team in Glasgow features:
- No. 12 Taylor Fritz, the top-ranked American in singles
- No. 29 Tommy Paul, the No. 3-ranked American in singles
- World doubles No. 2 Rajeev Ram, the two-time reigning US Open doubles champion
- Former doubles No. 2 and singles No. 8 Jack Sock, a three-time Grand Slam doubles champion
Bob Bryan, a 2007 Davis Cup champion who competed in 31 ties for the U.S. from 2003-20, will serve as acting Captain in place of Mardy Fish for the U.S. in Glasgow.