Opinions from the prior threads (mainly in GM section):
Originally Posted by Hewitt =Legend
No worries for Spain ...
Feal sorry for the Ukraine - the worst draw imaginable!
Again an easy draw for Spain.
Spain vs. Ukraine, oh I hope Nadal plays and annihilates Dolgopolov's funky game like he always does
Spain vs. Ukraine - Spain wins easily. Even if Rafa and Ferrer doesn't play. At home the doubles is theirs. Ukraine might get 1 point if Dog plays off his head in 1 match. But more than likely 3-0 after Saturday, and who cares about the dead rubbers but Spain will likely win those too. 5-0 Spain
Spain v Ukraine
I expect one of Nadal and Ferrer to play (probably Ferrer), but even without them (with Almagro and Verdasco, Lopez...) I expect an easy Spain victory. In theory, even if Dolgo would beat both Spanish players, Spain takes the doubles and I don't think Stakhovsky can beat anyone (given that they at least call the likes of Almagro, Verdascoo, Granollers...) I'll say 4-1 Spain.
Spain should win at home on clay vs. the Ukraine.
Nadal plays or not is not a problem vs Ukraine.
Spain v Ukraine - prediction: Clay
David Ferrer bt Stakhovsky
Nicolas Almagro bt Dolgopolov
Granollers/Lopez bt Dolgopolov/Stakhovsky
Marcel Granollers bt Ilya Marchenko
Nicolas Almagro bt Denys Molchanov
Spain 5-0 Ukraine