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When: Thursday, November 21st starting at 5:00 AM EST.
Where: Manzanares Park Tennis Center in Madrid, Spain
Head to Head Record: 0-0
Great Britain and Kazakhstan have made it to the World Group quarter-finals four and five times in the last ten years, respectively.
Both teams have been mainstays in the competition, and at least one of them will extend this streak.
Kazakhstan has never made it past the quarterfinals, however.
Great Britain won the Davis Cup crown in 2015 and made it to the semis the following year.
The winner will then go up against either Argentina or Germany.
It’s also worth remembering that a spot in the 2020 Davis Cup Finals is on the line as well.
This series will feature two very experienced lineups, which makes this an even more interesting matchup.
Team nomination: Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Daniel Evans, Kyle Edmund, and Neal Skupski.
A fully recovered Andy Murray will lead the charge for Britain once again.
The three-time Slam winner and former ATP No. 1 was one of many to criticize the new Davis Cup format but said that he is willing to give it a chance.
Britain will feature the same lineup that led it to the 2015 title and the 2016 semifinals.
The Murray brothers are joined by Kyle Edmund and Daniel Evans.
Youngster Neal Skupski will be the fifth and final player.
These four experienced players know what it takes to lift the trophy, which is definitely a huge advantage.
Having done it once in the past, the British team will try to repeat its previous success this year.
If the team manages to steer clear from injuries, this lineup has the potential to make a deep run.
Team nomination: Mikhail Kukushkin, Andrey Golubev, Alexander Bublik, Dmitry Popko, and Aleksandr Nedovyesov.
Led by veterans Kukushkin and Golubev, Kazakhstan will try to once again advance into the quarterfinals.
The roster has a good mix of youth and experience, with youngster Dmitry Popko and rising star Alexander Bublik joining their veteran teammates.
Kazakhstan scored a relatively comfortable 2-1 win over the Netherlands during the opening day.
Bublik suffered an upset at the hands of veteran Robin Haase, but bounced back to win the doubles match alongside Kukushkin.
This will be the first meeting between both teams in Davis Cup history.
Kazakhstan could take one match from the British team, but it looks like a one-sided series.
Even if Britain does drop one match to their opponents, the Murray brothers are the clear favorites to win the singles and doubles matches.
Prediction: Great Britain.
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