2018 Davis Cup Draw: Spain To Host Great Britain In Opener, Nadal-Murray?

by Staff | September 21st, 2017, 10:35 am

The ITF unveiled the 2018 Davis Cup draw on Wednesday. The marquee first rounder pits Spain visiting Great Britain. Australia also hosts Germany and the USA travels to Serbia.

The the first round takes places just after the Australian Open. The unknown is who will show up?

We could see Andy Murray against Rafael Nadal. Nick Kyrgios taking on Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic hosting John Isner.

Murray has shut down the remainder of 2017 and even if healthy, going from the hard courts in Melbourne to the likely clay in Spain might not fit in with his schedule.

And with the birth of a second child, how much will Djokovic give to Davis Cup?

Players do have to compete in Davis Cup at some point to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Among the nations not in the World Group include the Czech Republic, Argentina and Russia.

The 2017 Davis Cup final takes place in November as France hosts Belgium.

2018 Davis Cup First Round (2-4 February)
France [s] [c] v Netherlands
Japan [c] [*] v Italy [s]
Spain [c] v Great Britain [s]
Australia [s] [c] v Germany
Kazakhstan [c] v Switzerland [s]
Croatia [s] [c] [*] v Canada
Serbia [s] [c] v USA
[#] Hungary [c] v Belgium [s]

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2 Comments for 2018 Davis Cup Draw: Spain To Host Great Britain In Opener, Nadal-Murray?

RZ Says:

My early prediction is that neither Murray nor Nadal play the tie.

J-Kath Says:

RZ: Especially in Andy’s case with child no. 2 due or just arrived.

I believe Rafa will though.

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