Davis Cup Quater-final Preview
The Davis Cup quarterfinals take place in early April with eight teams ready to do battle for the right to progress to the World Group semis.
With first seeds Spain already eliminated the field is wide open and tennis fans in the betting world will be eagerly anticipating this opportunity to back winning teams during the 5-7 April weekend.
Here’s the top tennis betting tips for the four quarter-final clashes:
Canada vs Italy: Vancouver
Having knocked-off last year’s finalists Spain 3-2 on home soil in February, Team Canada carries both form and confidence into this quarter-final clash. Milos Raonic has had a solid start to 2013 and alongside Frank Dancevic the pair have enough in them to earn a victory in the singles rubbers.
However, Italy are also buoyant after beating Croatia this winter and their doubles partnership of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini will likely earn them a point at least.
Result: 3-2 Canada
USA v Serbia: Boise, Idaho
Novak Djokovic will look to use this Davis Cup tie to put to bed a nightmare March that saw him crash out of Indian Wells and Miami before their respective finals. The world number one can carry this team and earn two points but with the Bryan brothers set to win the doubles the Americans are dangerous themselves.
Both Sam Querrey and John Isner have something to prove after indifferent starts to the 2013 season and up against Viktor Troicki in the singles can win this clash by the narrowest of margins.
Result: 3-2 USA
Argentina v France: Buenos Aires
The Parque Roca has grown into a fortress for Argentina over recent years and tennis betting fans should not be surprised by a home win in Buenos Aires. Juan Monaco and Carlos Berlocq masterminded Argentina’s 5-0 victory over Germany on clay and could do the same against the French.
The French will not be a pushover and should put up a good fight – with the talented Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and a resurgent Richard Gasquet – but with Monaco and Berlocq comfortable in front of a vocal home crowd they will be favoured to earn the victory. Doubles pair David Nalbandian and Horacio Zeballos are two of the best in the business, and their results could mean victory for Argentina .
Result: 3-2 Argentina
Kazakhstan v Czech Republic: Astana
Eighth seeds Kazakhstan were worthy winners in their first-round clash with Austria last February but their Davis Cup run will stop there at the hands of last year’s champions, the Czech Republic.
The Czechs started the defence of their title with a 3-2 victory over Switzerland and despite the travelling involved in getting to Kazakhstan should breeze past Andrey Golubev and Evgeny Korolev on the indoor clay.
Result: 4-1 Czech Republic