Last year, Britain finally managed to score a Davis Cup triumph after an incredible 79 years wait, and none other than Andy Murray was holding the wheel on that glorious yacht to glory. Well, they made it, and now is another year – but this time around, the team may just have to do without their anchor.
However, his input is not something that Britain can keep relying on – at least not during the quarter-final against Serbia. Country‘s #1 tennis star is certainly busy enough, and exhausted, too, with having so recently won Wimbledon and preparing to compete in the Olympics and US Open amongst others.
So was it only just luck and Andy that had Britain doing so well? Well, the TonyBet bookies certainly think that the team will struggle to beat Serbia – the odds for a team GB win are 1.90 while the Serbs got 1.80. However, this is not an all-hope-is-lost kind of situation, and Novak Djokovic isn’t going to be appearing on the court, either, which definitely comes as good news.
All in all, this means that it‘s going to be Kyle Edmund and James Ward playing singles for Britain, since Dan Evans is also out with an injury. Can the Brits really make it without Murray, who provided 11 out of the 12 total points last year? It‘s tough to say; but then it‘s also going to be a good test for the team.
Even though neither of the opposing parties are strengthened with their star players, this will still bring some pretty interesting match ups. Also, it‘s a good chance for both of them – and especially Britain – to prove that they are not relying on just one players to win. Who will be the country to make that statement? We will learn soon enough – after quite a few brilliant round of pretty amazing tennis, of course.