Australia v USA
Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson, Samuel Groth, John Peers – Jack Sock, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson
Nick Kyrgios is the heavy favorite at the moment and should make the difference. For what merits Jordan Thompson was invited to represent the country on the national level, is a mystery. He has been in bad form struggling with health issues. So far he’s the least competitive of his teammates. Sam Groth has been practicing a lot and should be ready to show his best. Samuel has recently been playing a lot in doubles. We guess this is the main motive he was invited to the Davis Cup.
In Brisbane, it has been not too hot recently and the temperature is about +21°C. The Americans are lucky with weather conditions. Jack Sock and Sam Querrey look especially favorable owing to their in-play conditions. Isner must in reserve this time. Steve Johnson should be waiting for doubles.
Summing up, any American player is worth two Aussies. Nick Kyrgios is the only big hope of the hosts. However, two wins and probably another one in doubles must be a big deal even for the World No.16.
Betting pick: Back US at 1.8.
Belgium v Italy
David Goffin, Steve Darcis, Ruben Bemelmans, Joris De Loore v Fabio Fognini, Paolo Lorenzi, Andreas Seppi, Simone Bolelli
Belgium will welcome Italy. Belgian squad has several advantages in the upcoming rivalry: David Goffin by their side, which means potential two scores to Belgium. Secondly, the hosts feel more confident on hard courts indoors.
As for the Italians, they are more coordinated. Fabio Fognini, Andreas Seppi and Paolo Lorenzi are all in decent playing form and boast more experience. However, they’ll need more time to adapt to the surface. We bet that Goffin will get two wins. The Belgium’s No.2 Steve Darcis is also capable of disappointing any Italian opponent.
Betting pick: We lean on the Belgian’s side but their win at 1.3 isn’t valuable at all.
France v Great Britain
Lucas Pouille, Gilles Simon, Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert v Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray, Dominic Inglot
The French squad doesn’t look very competitive this time. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga has recently become a first-time father, Monfils has skipped the Davis Cup ties, Gasquet struggles with health disorders.
Lucas Pouille and Gilles Simon are far from their best conditions and it’s hard to say whether they are both ready to represent France in Rouen. Doubles partners Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert are much better and can even substitute their mates in single battles.
As the matches will be played on clay, the British will find it hard to compete without their spearhead Andy Murray. Kyle Edmund will have to resist the applied pressure. Dan Evans has recorded his last battle on clay in 2014. The British doubles mates can fight for a win, but it’s rather improbable as well.
Betting pick: France is the favorite on host courts but the 1.35 odds isn’t worth betting at.
Serbia v Spain
Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki,Duasn Lajovic, Nenad Zimonjic v Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Marc Lopez, Jaume Munar
The outcome will depend on Novak’s and Viktor’s form. The Spaniards are very tenacious and require full concentration not to miss a point. Viktor Troicki looks well rested, while Novak should still improve. Dusan Lajovic is likely to be waiting for doubles clashes.
Spain is represented by a new team in Belgrade. It seems tennis in Spain witnesses generation change. Pablo Carreno Busta and Albert Ramos-Vinolas will play the leading roles but they won’t make any difference shall the top Serbians be in excellent condition.
Betting pick: Serbia wins.
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