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How to Bet on the 2021 Davis Cup Finals


The Format

The Davis Cup has been a major part of the tennis circuit for over a century. It is usually competing for over the years with over 100 countries competing and split into various levels. It used to be competed for throughout the year but in 2019 that all changed. It's a mixture of singles and doubles matches, so knowing the quality of the doubles partnerships is very important.

Now we have qualifiers and then these finals that are played over 11 days from November 25 to December 5. 18 countries are taking part all hoping to win this iconic title. Unlike the ATP Cup, there are no ranking points up for grabs in this tournament. Spain won the title in 2019 and after the event was postponed last year, will be out to retain their title. Group stages are being played in Innsbruck, Turin and Madrid (two each). Two quarter finals are to be played in Madrid with the two others at the other hosts. The semi-finals and final will be held in Madrid, so that's good news for the Spanish team. 

There are plenty of contenders who can dethrone the Spanish side, who are without Rafael Nadal this year. The Russian Davis Cup Team has Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, who won the ATP Cup tournament earlier this year. Croaia will be a threat as their doubles partnership just happens to be the top ranked pair in the world. Also, look out for Great Britain with Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and two top ranked doubles players.

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How Does it all Work?

The 18 countries have been drawn into six groups of three. The three teams in each group play each other. There will be two singles matches followed by a doubles. The matches will be played over the best of three sets, a change from the previous best of five matches held. Each country has a squad of four or five players. The six group winners progress to the quarter finals. They will be joined by the two best second-placed sides. It's a knock-out tournament with the final being held on December 5th.

Recent Winners

  • 2019 - Spain
  • 2018 - Croatia 
  • 2017 - France
  • 2016 - Argentina
  • 2015 - Great Britain
  • 2014 - Switzerland
  • 2013 - Czech Republic
  • 2012 - Czech Republic
  • 2011 - Spain
  • 2010 - Serbia

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The Road to the Davis Cup Finals

There were 12 qualifying spaces available for the finals and these were played in March 2020. The four countries that were runners-up in the 2019 finals (Spain, Canada, Great Britain and the Russian Davis Cup team) ad two wild cards (France and Serbia) were given automatic qualification. Below are the results of the 12 qualifying games over the best of five matches (four singles and a doubles). All but three of them were won by the home side.

  • Croatia 3 India 1
  • Hungary 3 Belgium 2
  • Colombia 3 Argentina 1
  • USA 4 Uzbekistan 0
  • Australia 3 Brazil 1
  • Italy 4 South Korea 0
  • Germany 4 Belarus 1
  • Kazakhstan 3 Netherlands 1
  • Slovakia 1 Czech Republic 3
  • Austria 3 Uruguay 1
  • Japan 0 Ecuador 3
  • Sweden 3 Chile 1

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No odds are yet available. They should be online in the coming days.

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The Draw

The draw has been made kfor the six groups. The details are below with their seeding in brackets.

  • Group A - Spain (1), Russian Davis Cup team (12) and Ecuador (18)
  • Group B  - Canada (2), Khazakhstan (11) and Sweden (13)
  • Group C  -  France (3), Great Britain (9) and Czech Republic (15)
  • Group D   - Croatia (4), Australia (10) and Hungary (17)
  • Group E   - USA (5), Italy (8) and Colombia (16)
  • Group F  -  Serbia (6), Germany (7) and Austria (14)

Quarter Final Draw

Winner Group A v Best or second best group runner-up

Winner Group C v Winner Group F

Winner Group E v Winner Group D

Winner Group B Best runners-up

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The Contenders


If you want to pick the winners of the Davis Cup Finals, you need to know the team line-ups. The problem with the old format was that many top players opted to give it a miss and rest ahead of their next singles tournament. That is still a problem, for example Alexander Zverev doesn't like how close this tournament is to the ATP Tour Finals, so decided to miss the 2019 event and won't be playing for Germany this year. That's a big blow for the Germans but not as bad as what's happened to Canada. They are missing both Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov. Spain are without the injured Rafael Nadal and France won't have Gael Monfils in their side.

The Russian Davis Cup team have an excellent side and will be hard to beat. Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev may well win matches by themselves with no need for the doubles in the knock-out stages. Croatia have the plus of having the world's top doubles team who have won nine titles this year. The USA cannot be discounted at all. They have three solid singles players in Isner, Opelka and Fritz as well as world number four doubles player Rajeev Ram.

Great Britain lost in the semi-finals in 2019. They have a good chance of at least repeating that with Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans as singles players. They also have a strong doubles partnership with Joe Salisbury (ranked third) and Neal Skupski (20th).

Sixth seeded Serbia will of course rely a great deal on Novak Djokovic to get them at least one of the two points they need to win a match. Italy will be without Matteo Berrettini but with Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini still have a strong team.

Factors to consider when making your selections

There are several factors that you need to take into consideration when placing your bets for the Davis Cup Finals. These include:

  • Current form  -  It is important to look at which players are in good form. Look at form guides to check recent results to indicate which players are in good or bad form.
  • The Surface being played - This used to be very important in this competition. Previously, countries were drawn home or away and the home side would choose the surface best for their players. Note how in the qualifiers, nine out of 12 matches were won by the home side. That's not the case in the Davis Cup Finals, with all matches on indoor hard courts. Spain would prefer a clay court surface but that didn't stop them winning this competition in 2019.
  • How strong are the doubles teams? - The doubles are played last in the group stages but not in the knockout stages if the match goes 2-0. It is important to look at the strength of the doubles teams if they are to play deciders. A regular partnership rather than one put together for this event is preferred.
  • Playing for your nation -  Look at past results because some players improve their form when having the honour of playing for their country. Some may find that a pressure they can't cope with.

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