Oh wow! What a super start to the year the Australian Open has given us. And before we can recover from that hangover, Davis Cup is upon us and Mr. Federer decided to add in to the craziness by announcing he will be playing the tie against Serbia this weekend. I had made some predictions last year when the draw was announced, but things have changed drastically, as one would expect!
Here are my calls for this weekend:
Netherlands @ Czech Republic: Czech to take this 3-0
Canada @ Japan : I will take Canada 3-2 in a tough tie to call.
Spain @ Germany : This is my TIE OF The Week pick. Germany to win it 3-2
Australia @ France : Another super tie. French Flair should outlast Aussie Attitude 3-1
Great Britain @ USA : Two of the GOAT Tennis nations. How times change, uh? This could be closer than most people expect. I still think the Bryans will get the US through by winning the critical doubles. 3-2 US
Italy @ Argentina : This is the match most of the ladies will be tuning into. With Fognini and Juan Monaco on the court, this is the ATP equivalent of a Maria-Ana match 🙂 Argentina should win this 3-2
Belgium @ Kazakhstan : Kazakhstan should get this fairly routinely. 3-0 to the Kazakhs.
Federer vs Nole Switzerland @ Serbia: Is Switzerland the only country with two active GS champs? They should celebrate Stan’s AO in style. 3-1 to the Swiss.
What are your ties to watch and your picks, Tennis Galaxy?