What is the DraftKings All-American Team Cup?
The DraftKings All-American Team Cup is a three day long event, featuring the top eight American ATP ranked players competing in a team format.
This tournament will run from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 and will include fans.
The teams are Team Stars, the rising stars, and Team Stripes, the seasoned veterans. Team Stars includes Reilly Opelka (ATP #39), Taylor Fritz (ATP #24), Tommy Paul (ATP #57), and Frances Tiafoe (ATP #81).
Team Stripes includes Sam Querrey (ATP #45), Tennys Sandgren (ATP #55), Steve Johnson (ATP #63), and John Isner (ATP #21).
If you’d like to know more about the event, make sure to check out their About The Event page on their official website.
DraftKings All-American Team Cup Day 1 Recap
Day 1 of the DraftKings All-American Team Cup featured some great American versus American matches and a look into what the weekend will feature.
Make sure to check out the match results below and read all the way to the bottom to find out how to keep up with the tournament live.
DraftKings All-American Team Cup Day 1 Results
Sam Querrey vs. Frances Tiafoe
In the first set of this match, Frances Tiafoe broke Sam Querrey in the seventh game and that would be enough to win the set 6-4 and jump out to a quick one set lead.
To start the second set, Tiafoe would break Querrey’s serve and hold his own to take a quick 2-0 lead. But Querrey wouldn’t go down without a fight, he broke Tiafoe in the sixth game to level the match and would eventually force a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, Tiafoe would prevail, winning 7-5 to take the match 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).
Tennys Sandgren vs. Tommy Paul
In the first set of his match against Tennys Sandgren, Tommy Paul broke Sandgren in the second game and that would be enough to win the set 6-3.
The more seasoned Sandgren would not give up that easily though, he would fight back to win the second set 6-3 to force a deciding set.
In the deciding set, Sandgren would pull out a tight 12-10 victory in the tiebreak set to win the match 3-6, 6-3, 12-10.
John Isner vs. Taylor Fritz
In the first set of this match, it would be age getting the better of talent as John Isner cruised to an easy 6-3 set victory over Taylor Fritz.
Isner would find a way to break Fritz once again in the second set to defeat Fritz 6-3, 6-4.
Steve Johnson vs. Reilly Opelka
In the last match of the day, Steve Johnson came out hot against the big-serving Reilly Opelka and took the first set 6-4.
But, Opelka would answer by knotting the match at one set apiece by taking the second set 6-4. In the third set, Johnson won the tiebreak 10-5 to take the match 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.
Team Stripes leads Team Stars 3-1 after Day 1.
To find out more about the tournament, make sure to check out their official website!
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