The 2015 Davis Cup draw was just announced and the big takeaway was a rematch between the USA and Great Britain. Earlier this year led by Andy Murray the Brits beat up on the US in San Diego. Next March that tie will take place in the UK on Murray’s turf.
I know Murray’s supporting the Scotland side today in the vote, but I believe regardless of outcome Murray will remain on Team GB through 2015, assuming he wants to play.
That wasn’t the only rematch in the first round. After beating the depleted Canadians at home, Japan and Kei Nishikori will now travel to North America for their first round encounter.
Also, Novak Djokovic’s Serbia team will host the Marin Cilic-led Croats. The rising Aussie’s make the long trip to the Czech Republic and France faces Germany.
Among the missing are Rafael Nadal’ Spanish team who won’t be in the World Group for the first time this century after losing over the weekend down in Brazil.
As any year, with Davis Cup it all comes to who’ll play. And 2015 will be a big question marks. Djokovic will have a new addition to his family so his time might be compromised. What if Roger Federer wins the Davis Cup, will he return for another year? Will Juan Martin Del Potro be available? Or Murray who may decide not to play for GBR if today’s vote swings in favor of Scotland.
With so many players, France will remain tough. And if Canada has both Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil healthy and at their disposal then that could really be the team to watch out for.
All the fun starts next year in March.
2015 Davis Cup First Round Matches
06 Mar – 08 Mar 2015
FRA at GER
USA at GBR
AUS at CZE
ITA at KAZ
BRA at ARG
CRO at SRB
JPN at CAN
SUI at BEL
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