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Week 37 - 2023 Davis Cup Finals, Group Stage - (Indoor Hard)


These are in September, sorry I have no idea the week number

But the GB squad is announced, no surprises at all but this team will be reduced down to 5 before the event starts September 12th

Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup squad

 

 



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Thursday 17th of August 2023 07:53:24 AM

Edited to add that this week's ties form part of the Group Stage of the Finals 



-- Edited by Stircrazy on Wednesday 13th of September 2023 07:34:14 PM



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Tuesday 19th of March 2024 06:29:54 PM

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Davis Cup Finals - Manchester (Indoor Hard)


The GB squad has been whittled down to the 4 - not sure of process for whether this will change or not but in reduces 9 to 4 - some other teams have selected 5, whether there is a chance we can add a 5th (eg Jack D if he is fit nearer the time, or a specialist doubles player?), I am guessing that we can do that?

www.daviscup.com/en/news/330981.aspx

Team

Cam
Dan
Andy
Neal

This suggests doubles could be one of Neal and whoever isnt playing the singles that day (Dan or Andy?) or even Dan and Andy as a pair? Also gives us the option to mix our singles players from day to day, I guess



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JonH comes home wrote:

The GB squad has been whittled down to the 4 - not sure of process for whether this will change or not but in reduces 9 to 4 - some other teams have selected 5, whether there is a chance we can add a 5th (eg Jack D if he is fit nearer the time, or a specialist doubles player?), I am guessing that we can do that?

www.daviscup.com/en/news/330981.aspx

Team

Cam
Dan
Andy
Neal

This suggests doubles could be one of Neal and whoever isnt playing the singles that day (Dan or Andy?) or even Dan and Andy as a pair? Also gives us the option to mix our singles players from day to day, I guess


 If we can add a 5th player, I would hope it is Jack. Feels like Cam, Dan and Andy all have frailties currently, with the possibility of great highs, but if Jack was fit and has played some decent tennis by mid September, it would feel like he can really add to our singles options.

I know others disagree, but I am not bothered if we dont have another doubles specialist; Neal with Dan or Dan with Andy (not sure of Neal and Andy?) would be equally as good, for me, as Neal with Joe right now - despite the Toronto performance, not convinced yet that Joe is back to form (same could be said on Dan re singles, I know) but I guess if Jack D doesnt make it, Joe would be our 5th player as opposed to any of the others in the squad above (Liam, Lloyd or Jamie) 

PS shame for Liam as I am sure he would like to play in Manc, but we need our strongest squad.  



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Monday 14th of August 2023 12:08:28 PM

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Russell Fuller of the BBC confirms that changes can be made up until the data (doesnt mention 4 or 5 players) and that Leon Smith has calculated Neal plus Dan and Andy adequately cover our doubles needs

Analysis
Russell Fuller, BBC tennis correspondent

With Evans and Murray in the team, captain Smith has calculated he is only likely to require the services of one specialist doubles player.

As the Wimbledon champion and world number one, Skupski fits the bill perfectly, and was a finalist at both the Miami and Monte Carlo Masters with Evans in 2021.

The team could still evolve over the month ahead, as Smith can make up to three changes until 24 hours before the start.

Performances at the US Open will be a factor, and the progress of Jack Draper will be closely watched. The 21-year-old, who has not played since the French Open, makes his comeback from a shoulder injury at the Winnipeg Challenger this week.

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Week 37 - Davis Cup Finals - Manchester (Indoor Hard)


An overview of the group taking place in Bologna.

www.daviscup.com/en/news/330984.aspx

The Manchester group will no doubt get a write up in due course

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Bumping and wondering if we should maybe transfer the chat on Davis cup team to here from the Us Open thread now?

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JonH comes home wrote:

Bumping and wondering if we should maybe transfer the chat on Davis cup team to here from the Us Open thread now?


 I would say yes because it's the Davis Cup thread  

Anyway, I called it as Jack made the squad

 

I always seem to like Davis Cup and the team events in general (even the Laver Cup) so really looking forward to this and really praying Cam can sort his form out because we really need him in top form as he's our number 1; at least Dan managed to win Washington and put up a fight last weekend against Alcaraz so I'm less worried about him as I believe that match may have given Dan confidence just at the right time.

 

I am thinking for Aus it will be this order of play: Dan v Demon and Cam v Thompson and Dan/Neal v Ebden/Demon.



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Tennis Saltire wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Bumping and wondering if we should maybe transfer the chat on Davis cup team to here from the Us Open thread now?


 I would say yes because it's the Davis Cup thread  

Anyway, I called it as Jack made the squad

 

I always seem to like Davis Cup and the team events in general (even the Laver Cup) so really looking forward to this and really praying Cam can sort his form out because we really need him in top form as he's our number 1; at least Dan managed to win Washington and put up a fight last weekend against Alcaraz so I'm less worried about him as I believe that match may have given Dan confidence just at the right time.

 

I am thinking for Aus it will be this order of play: Dan v Demon and Cam v Thompson and Dan/Neal v Ebden/Demon.


 No.1s have to play each other in Davis Cup.



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Tennis Saltire wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Bumping and wondering if we should maybe transfer the chat on Davis cup team to here from the Us Open thread now?


 I would say yes because it's the Davis Cup thread  

Anyway, I called it as Jack made the squad

 

I always seem to like Davis Cup and the team events in general (even the Laver Cup) so really looking forward to this and really praying Cam can sort his form out because we really need him in top form as he's our number 1; at least Dan managed to win Washington and put up a fight last weekend against Alcaraz so I'm less worried about him as I believe that match may have given Dan confidence just at the right time.

 

I am thinking for Aus it will be this order of play: Dan v Demon and Cam v Thompson and Dan/Neal v Ebden/Demon.


 No.1s have to play each other in Davis Cup.


 I think you're correct, in which case Draper can only really play as a no.2 and equally Norrie only as a no.1.

If its Thompson up first then this is a great opportunity for Draper I think. That would free Evans for the dubs leaving Norrie a free hit against ADM but on recent form ADM had the better of Norrie in Toronto. Other options could be Evans against ADM but with dubs being the clincher perhaps can't risk it.

 



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Well, Joe saying a big hello to Leon. Lets hope he wins the title Saturday and the lads win their group next week

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Doubles is Neal and Dan all day long. That's one choice Leon should find easy, the singles however, think I'd be inclined to go with Dan and Jack

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emmsie69 wrote:

Doubles is Neal and Dan all day long. That's one choice Leon should find easy, the singles however, think I'd be inclined to go with Dan and Jack


I can't see Evans playing both dubs & sins though against Oz.. He might go with Murray then Norrie in the singles but only if Draper is not ready. On Twitter there are pictures of Draper hitting with Edmund in the Manchester arena today, so looking ready to go.

Looks like the GB games are to be shown on BBC iplayer again but not the other fixtures in Manchester. Looks like they'll be on the Tennis Channel for a fee no doubt.



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Eleanor Crooks journo for Independent I noticed.

twitter.com/EleanorcrooksPA/status/1701212961002385578%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/andy-murray-great-britain-jack-draper-leon-smith-australia-b2409307.html


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Todays opening match has gone to France over Switzerland

Mannarino beat Stricker in 3 sets

Humbert beat Wawrinka in straight sets

Mahut and Roger Vasellin lead Wawrinka and Huesler in first set

In other groups:

Chile lead Sweden 1-0
Serbia lead Korea 1-0
NL are tied 1 all with Finland - Koolhof and Middelkoop to play Heliovaara and Ruusovori



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