Davis Cup 2024 Qualifiers: Who Is Team USA’s New Captain? Everything to Know About the Tennis Legend

Published 02/01/2024, 2:08 AM EST

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The Davis Cup is one of the few team events in tennis. It is akin to the men’s World Cup of any other sport, and the US has the most Davis Cup wins. They have won 32 times and been the runner-up 29 times. However, the last Davis Cup win of the US came in 2007. Since then, they have not reached the finals. To rectify their situation, they have hired a new coach, Bob Bryan.

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Bryan is a legend in doubles tennis. He is one half of the famous Bryan brothers duo and has won 16 doubles grand slams with his brother, Mike Bryan. As he takes charge of Team USA, fans are eager to learn more about him. 

Bob Bryan: the new captain of Team USA

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Bryan became a professional tennis player in 1995. He never competed on the singles tour and only played in doubles tournaments during the entire span of his career. He won his first title in 2002 in the Canadian Masters, which would change the entire trajectory of his career. From then, he would go on to play in 30 grand slam finals and win 16 of them. From 2001 to 2019, he ended 10 years ranked 1. 

In the remainder of the years, he did not leave the top 10 until 2020, after which he retired. Bryan, armed with his experience, took up the role of captain from Mardy Fish, who held the position from 2019 to 22. He first announced the new role in March 2023 to bring the title home. The USA won the Cup in 2007 for the last time, largely due to the efforts of Bob and Mike. 

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When he took the role, Team USA managed to reach the group stage in the Finals round. However, they lost two matches, which ended with them ranked at the bottom of the table. 

Despite lackluster results in 2023, Bryan is still the team captain and will lead them into the 2024 Davis Cup qualifiers. The team is currently armed with stars like Taylor Fritz and Sebastian Korda. They will fly to Lithuania to face Ukraine and will only look for a victory. Bryan, who has great experience in the tournament, will apply it in their strategy to take them to the Finals this time.

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Bryan was unable to guide the team beyond the group stage of the tournament last time. Will he be able to guide them properly and ensure a better result? Tell us in the comments!

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