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Last year’s runner ups, Australia will have to win on Thursday at the Davis Cup Finals Group in order to keep their chances to advance to the Final 8 tournament. They will not have an easy task at all against France, who didn’t lose a match in the first round against Switzerland.
Our favourite Australia vs France match predictions
Both teams are among the most successful in the Davis Cup history and their matchup is really tough to predict. The prediction for this duel and the rest of the tennis schedule, check out on our predictions and tips page.
France to win 2-1
France proved they are a real contender with a comfortable 3-0 win in the first match against Switzerland. Ugo Humbert and Adrian Mannarino played really well on the surface in Manchester and will be really hard to beat. What puts the French team in a good situation is their doubles team which features two veterans with plenty of titles, Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Australia has its chances especially Alex de Minaur in his single match. He has a great season and is one of the fastest players on tour. He will probably win his match but the rest of the Australian squad is not on the demanded level and that will cost them a lot in the match against France.
Can Australia stay alive in the Group B?
Now that we have our Australia vs France prediction, let’s see how these teams performed in the previous editions of the Davis Cup.
Australia is second in the all-time Davis Cup titles with 28 titles. It’s been 20 years since their last title and they were so close last year losing in the finals to Canada. Australia came into the tournament this year as a real contender but things do not look good after the 2-1 loss against Great Britain. The fact is that only Alex de Minaur is on the necessary level for this tournament while the rest of the team lacks confidence and decent form at the moment.
- Alex de Minaur
- Max Purcell
- Jordan Thompson
- Thanasi Kokkinakis
- Matthew Ebden
Captain: Lleyton Hewitt
France has won the Davis Cup 10 times, with the last trophy coming in 2017. They have no player among the top 30 in the world which sounds unbelievable but it feels like they have a team that is just right for such a competition. Ugo Humbert and Adrian Mannarino have decent seasons and they started well in their first matches against Switzerland. Arthur Fils is one of the best young players on the tour and it will be no surprise if France team captain Sebastian Grosjean decides to give him an opportunity. When it comes to the doubles match, France has one of the best teams with Mahut and Roger-Vasselin.
- Ugo Humbert
- Adrian Mannarino
- Arthur Fils
- Edouard Roger-Vasselin
- Nicolas Mahut
Captain: Sebastien Grosjean
Key match details
- Venue: AO Arena in Manchester, UK.
- Time and date: Wednesday 14th September, by 14:00 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: France is the favourite.
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