There are some tennis tournaments that are a little more high-profile than others, with the Grand Slam tournaments the ones that get the most press. Those, though, are closely followed by the Davis Cup. It is perhaps we get to root for our individual countries as opposed to just one player that makes it such a fun tournament to watch. Well, we have now reached the quarterfinal stage of the Davis Cup, with 8 countries now in with a shot at winning it all.
Before we get into the matchups, let’s remind everyone of the format. As mentioned, it is teams instead of individuals, all representing their home nation. The 2022 event started with 148 countries, so getting into the final 8 is quite the achievement. All told, each matchup will consist of 5 games, a mix of singles and doubles, over 2 days. The quarterfinals will run from Nov 22 to 27. With all that being said, it’s time to take a closer look at the upcoming quarter-finals matches so you can continue betting against their Tennis Odds.
Tennis Betting Rundown of the 2022 Davis Cup Quarter-finals Matchups
Italy Vs USA
This round is set to take place on the hard court in Malaga, Spain starting on November 24. These teams have met in the past, with the US holding an 8-4 advantage in previous meetings. When playing on hard courts, the series is tied at 1-1, so this could prove to be a little closer than some people are expecting. Their last meeting came in 2021, with Italy winning it 2-1.
Germany Vs Canada
There really isn’t that much to go on when trying to handicap this matchup, as this will be the first ever Davis Cup meeting between these two nations. What we do know is that Germany was perfect in the group round stage, going a perfect 3-0 in Group C. Canada went 2-1, finishing behind Spain in B. This should be a very interesting matchup indeed. This meeting goes on Nov 24.
Australia Vs Netherlands
Here we go again with another new matchup, with these two never having gone head-to-head in the Davis Cup. Australia went 2-1 in the group phase, finishing behind Germany, while the Netherlands cruised to a perfect 3-0 to win their group ahead of the USA. This matchup is set to begin on Nov 22.
Croatia Vs Spain
This one would seem to be a little easier to handicap, as these two nations do have a history in the Davis Cup. The bad news for Croatia is that the Spaniards have dominated, winning all 3 previous meetings. Overall, in those previous meetings, Spain went 11-2 and won both times they met on a hard court. This one will begin action on Nov 23.
You never really know how things will play out in a team event, as one player having an off day can potentially swing a matchup one way or another. As it stands now, you would have to think that Spain is the favorite to win it all. One thing we do know is that we will have a new champion, as Russia, who won it last time out, are suspended from playing in the Davis Cup for the time being.