Davis Cup 2015: Great Britain vs France Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Great Britain vs France | Friday 17 July, 2015 | Queen’s Club| 13.00
Great Britain will try to reach their first World Group semi-final since 1981 when they take on France in the Davis Cup Semi-finals on Friday.
It’s the second year that Britain have made the World Group quarter-finals in the Davis Cup and Andy Murray, 28, hopes to win at least two points in singles just a week after reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals.
While the world No3 admitted he is still getting over his Wimbledon semi-final loss to a brilliant Roger Federer, he is in the form of his life and back at the venue where he won his fourth title only a month ago.
“The guy served at over 80% in the first and third sets,” Murray said of Federer, who went on to lose in the final to Novak Djokovic. “That won’t happen to me the rest of the year, I know that. But, yeah, it was a tough day and I’ve been thinking about it still.”
James Ward is set to take up the other singles place, in the week when he broke into the world’s top 100 for the first time, with Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot among the doubles options for captain Leon Smith.
Historically there is not a lot between France and Great Britain, who have won nine cups each – with France leading 11-9.
However, France have an undeniable advantage in terms of strength in depth, with 10 men in the world’s top 100 and four in the world’s top 20. Great Britain have six in the top 200, three in the top 100 (with Aljaz Bedene still ineligible) and only Murray in the top 10.
World number 11 Gilles Simon, number 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and number 13 Richard Gasquet will vie for singles places, while Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the doubles titles at Queen’s Club last month.
British captain Smith expects a close battle in the best-of-five tie, with the winners going on to face Australia or Kazakhstan in the semi-finals in September.
“Both teams are playing well,” he said. “In the Davis Cup, we’ve seen before that things can happen; you can upset rankings.”
Davis Cup: Great Britain vs France Betting Tips
France who are priced at 4/5 with Betway, have a depth in singles that Great Britain simply can’t match. With four top grass-court players, we think that they have what it takes to beat Britain.