2019 Davis Cup Preview

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The new-look Davis Cup Finals get underway in Spain on Monday and 18 nations, including Australia, are set to do battle.

The new format means that this is one of the most open editions of the Davis Cup in many years and there are plenty of betting opportunities to be found.

We have analysed all 18 nations and our complete 2019 Davis Cup tips can be found below.

Group A

France

France go into the Davis Cup with a very strong squad and there is no doubt that they are one of the leading contenders.

Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have both returned to a semblance of their best form in 2019 and the doubles combination of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut is one of the best in the world.

This is not an easy group, but it would be a surprise if they don’t progress to the knockout stages.

Japan

The absence of Kei Nishikori is enormous for Japan and they find themselves completely outmatched in what is a very strong group.

It would not surprise if they failed to win a single rubber.

Serbia

Any side with Novak Djokovic in it is going to be tough to beat and Serbia might be the best value side in the 2019 Davis Cup.

Dusan Lajovic is more than capable on his day and the doubles combination of Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic has had success in the Davis Cup in the past.

Serbia are right in the mix.

Back Serbia To Win Group A @ $2.38

Group B

Croatia

Marin Cilic and Borna Coric are the backbone of what is a strong Croatia squad and it is a touch unlucky that they have found themselves in what is clearly the Group Of Death.

Cilic is good enough to compete with the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal, but Coric will need to lift if Croatia are going to get out of this group.

Russia

Russia not only have a star player in the form of Daniil Medvedev, but they also have plenty of depth with Karen Khachanov, Andrey Rublev and Evgeny Donskoy also in the squad.

Their clash with Spain is going to be one of the most interesting of the opening stage of the tournament and they may fail to get the job done, but I still expect them to qualify for the knockout stages.

There is no reason that they can’t make a deep run.

Spain

Spain are the team to beat in the 2019 Davis Cup.

With Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut, they are the only side with two players inside the top ten and Feliciano Lopez is an outstanding doubles player.

They also have the benefit of a passionate home crowd, always an advantage at the Davis Cup, and it would be a genuine shock if they did not qualify for at least the semi-finals.

Back Spain To Win The Davis Cup @ $4.33

Group C

Argentina

Argentina would be serious contenders if the Davis Cup was played on grass, but it is tough to see them making a deep run on this surface.

This is still a fairly weak group and it would not shock to see them progress to the knockout stages, as Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella and Leonardo Mayer are all more than capable players.

$17 does seem a fair price.

Chile

Chile are another nation that would be much better served on clay.

Cristian Garin has been excellent in 2019 and clearly gone to another level, but Nicolas Jarry doesn’t have a great record on hardcourts and there is not a huge amount of depth in this squad.

They are one of the outsiders for a reason.

Germany

Alexander Zverev will not compete at the Davis Cup but, in such a weak group, Germany can still make the knockout stages.

Jan-Lennard Struff has been one of the big improvers on tour in 2019 and Philipp Kohlschreiber is as reliable as ever.

Germany’s clash with Argentina will be clear and I expect them to get the job done.

Back Germany To Win Group C @ $1.80

Group D

Australia

The Davis Cup return of Nick Kyrgios and a relatively soft draw gives Australia an excellent chance to make a deep run.

Outside of David Goffin, Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur are the best players in Group D and the doubles combination of Jordan Thompson and John Peers has had success in the past.

A quarter final clash with Canada or the United States looks likely and Australia would be favourite against either of those nations.

Anything short of a Semi Final finish would be something of a disappointment.

Belgium

David Goffin carries the hopes of Belgium firmly on his shoulders and he probably isn’t the player that he once was.

There isn’t a huge amount of depth in this side and they do look as though they will struggle to match it with a full-strength Australian outfit.

Colombia

Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah are one of the best doubles outfits in the world, but it is tough to see Colombia winning a singles rubber during this tournament.

The $101 currently available is under the odds.

Back Australia To Win Group D @ $1.36

Group E

Great Britain

The resurgence of Andy Murray make Great Britain a legitimate contender and they should be able to get out of this group fairly comfortably.

Daniel Evans continues to improve and will offer Murray strong support, while the combination of the Murray Brothers in the doubles is always tough to beat.

They look set to take on either Germany or Argentina in the Quarter Finals and I would fancy them to beat either of those teams.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan have done well to qualify for this stage of the tournament.

Both Alexander Bublik and Mikhail Kukushkin have both improved over the past 18 months and they should be able to beat the Netherlands, but it is tough to see them mixing it with Great Britian.

Netherlands

Netherlands scored a surprise win over the Czech Republic to qualify for the Davis Cup Finals and they are probably the weakest team in this tournament.

It would be a surprise if they claimed a single victory and they are one of the extreme outsiders for a reason.

Back Great Britain To Win The Davis Cup @ $17

Group F

Canada

Canada are a nation that could be a serious Davis Cup force in years to come.

This is easily the most open group in the tournament and I think Canada will be able to get out of it – despite the absence of Milos Raonic.

They have two of the best young players in the world in the form of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, while Vasek Pospisil is a pretty good doubles player.

Italy

The resurgence of Italian tennis has been one of the big stories of the past few years and this is the strongest team that they have had in decades.

In saying that, both Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini are better players on clay and I’m not sure that they will be able to mix it with the best players in this group on this surface.

They are still in the mix in what is an open group.

United States

The United States squad has plenty of depth, but I’m not sure that they have the top-end talent of Canada and even Italy.

Coach Mardy Fish does have something of a selection dilemma on his hands and it will be interesting to see whether he goes with young guns like Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka or sticks with the veteran in Sam Querrey.

Whatever he does, the United States are under the odds at their current quote.

Back Canada To Win Group F @ $2.88

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