By Frankie the Fan
It’s time for the Davis Cup Quarterfinals this weekend and we have a couple of good matchups so let’s look at each Tie individually and take a look at the lineups and see what we think will happen.
What should’ve been the best Tie of the weekend was the “Frogs” hosting the Brits in Rouen France. The problem is that Andy Murray won’t be playing and some of the better French Players will be sitting out as well. Still the French team has much more Depth then the Brits and should prevail. Daniel Evans will play first singles for the Brits and whatever chance they thought that they had is out the window because the match will be played on red clay, and Evans is a fast court guy. The good news for the Brits is that Mahut is also fast court guy, but France still has Pouille so they should get though.
In the other Tie of interest, we have The USA vs Australia down under. It looks like the Americans have a good shot here as they have 2 good singles players and the Aussies only have one. Sock and Isner should carry the Americans cans into the Semifinals for the first time since I think Nixon was in office. Kyrgios must win both singles and then the Aussies must win the doubles for them to have a chance. Johnson and Querry are not the Bryan brothers but they will makeup and good team for the Americans, so they should get through. Anything can happen during Davis Cup action however because looked at the 2 coaches Lleyton Hewitt and Jim Courier, if there are ever 2 “RA-RA” type of coaches that will get their teams to play hard it’s these 2 guys.
Goffin at home should get the Belgians through to the next round but Italy is no pushover with guys like Seppi playing singles, but they will miss Fognini and that should make the difference as the Belgians will win at home.
Finally, we have the Serbs hosting a depleted Spanish team. Djokovic and Troicki should have no problem taking care of Vinolas and Busta at home. They should move on easily.
Don’t forget to call up America’s Bookie and get your bet’s down on both the Ties and the individual matchups. Take care guys.