Davis Cup final gets underway this Friday and we'll provide a detailed daily analysis. Join us while we take a closer look on Friday's matches and select the best tennis picks.
Belgium vs. Great Britain
Historical final between Belgium and Great Britain with these two countries fighting for the Davis Cup title this weekend. This tie will be played on Indoor Clay at the Flanders Expo in Ghent.
This will be Belgian’s second appearance at Davis Cup final, after losing the previous one in 1904. Despite their merit in reaching this stage, is important to mention the opponents they faced. In first two ties, they faced Switzerland and Canada, taking advantage of their absences to reach the next stage. The semifinal contest against Argentina was clearly the toughest part in their journey into the final. The Belgians needed to recover from a 1 – 2 disadvantage to book a place on this final.
The nine times Davis Cup champions, Great Britain, will be looking for their first trophy since 1936. Andy Murray is the key player on this team and this year the Britain has always achieved the victory on the 4th rubber (when Murray was playing singles). It has been a tremendous job from this team to reach the final, eliminating strong teams like USA, France and Australia.
There shouldn’t be much history this Friday with both teams winning one match, but let’s analyze more closely the two matches scheduled for tomorrow.
David Goffin vs. Kyle Edmund
David Goffin is the highest ranked player on Belgium, winning all his previous four Davis Cup contests this year in straight sets. David is a fantastic shot maker and can also play at a tremendous pace from the baseline.
This will also be an historical moment for Kyle Edmund who will be playing on Davis Cup for the first time. Edmund made a good preparation for this final by playing couple of Challenger tournaments on clay and even won a title at Buenos Aires.
Goffin is the undeniable favorite for this match, but things might not be as easy as his tennis odds tend to show. Edmund is a fearful competitor, with a solid baseline game and also a good serve. David is known for having difficulties to maintain a high level of concentration and Kyle should give him a good fight. We suggest to split your stake on Edmund +6.5 spread (+110) and Over 33.5 (+100), both on bet365.
Ruben Bemelmans vs. Andy Murray
Ruben Bemelmans can produce some quality tennis, he’s a good server and likes to play with an offensive mindset, however is far from consistent. Clay is clearly his worst surface with a career 43.28% winning record while averaging 55.28% on all surfaces.
After a disappointing performance at the ATP World Tour Finals, Andy Murray turned his focus into this competition. Andy was brilliant this year on clay with a 15 – 1 record, winning two titles and losing only in five sets against Novak Djokovic.
The handicap line on Murray might seem quite high; however, he should be able to cover it. As we mentioned, Bemelmans struggles to perform at a consistent level while Andy will be looking to spend the minimum time possible on court. Murray will be too solid from the baseline and we suggest to add to your tennis picks his -10.5 spread (+100) on bet365.