Borna Coric faces Steve Johnson in the first singles rubber on Friday. (AP)

Croatia will be hosting the United States of America this weekend in Zadar. This is the fifth meeting between the two countries, with Croatia leading against America, 4-0. Croatia is hoping to get into their second final in three years, while the USA is hoping to reach their first final since winning the title in 2007. The clay courts will bring surprises for the fans and make things harder for the players on both sides.

Here are the players who will be competing:

Team Croatia
 

Marin Cilic

Age: 29

Ranking: 6 (Doubles N/A)

Davis Cup Record: 26-10 singles, 10-6 doubles

Season Highlight: Runner-up at the Australian Open


 

Borna Coric

Age: 21

Ranking: 18 (Doubles No. 802)

Davis Cup Record: 7-7 singles, 0-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Semifinal at Indian Wells


 

Ivan Dodig

Age: 33

Ranking: N/A (Doubles No. 24)

Davis Cup Record: 5-13 singles, 13-13 doubles

Season Highlight: Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals at Wimbledon


 

Franko Skugor

Age: 30

Ranking: No. 368 (Doubles No. 39)

Davis Cup Record: 1-3 singles, 2-1 doubles

Season Highlight: Doubles semifinal at Wimbledon


 

Mate Pavic

Age: 25

Ranking: No. 972 (Doubles No. 4)

Davis Cup Record: 0-1 singles, 0-2 doubles

Season Highlight: Winning the Australian Open doubles title


 

Team USA
 

Sam Querrey

Age: 30

Ranking: No. 61 (Doubles No. 58)

Davis Cup Record: 9-9 singles, 1-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Quarterfinals at Indian Wells


 

Steve Johnson

Age: 28

Ranking: No. 30 (Doubles No. 92)

Davis Cup Record: 1-2 singles, 4-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Champion at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championship


 

Ryan Harrison

Age: 26

Ranking: No. 51 (Doubles: No. 54)

Davis Cup Record: 2-2 singles, 2-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Runner-up in Brisbane


 

Frances Tiafoe

Age: 20

Ranking: No. 40 (Doubles No. 209)

Davis Cup Record: 0-0 singles, 0-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Champion at Delray Beach


 

Mike Bryan

Age: 40

Ranking: N/A (Doubles No. 1)

Davis Cup Record: 0-1 singles, 26-5 doubles

Season Highlight: Doubles champion at the US Open

The rubber begins with singles matches on Friday between Johnson and Coric, followed by Tiafoe and Cilic. 


This Weekend on Tennis Channel PLUS 

-Davis Cup Semifinals (Sep. 14-16): USA takes on Croatia, while Spain faces France
-Additionally, watch Davis Cup World Group Playoffs featuring Austria vs. Australia and Canada vs. Netherlands