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Can Great Britain do the unthinkable? It's official that Raonic won't play against Belgium and Djokovic won't play against Argentina. I really can't see the Canadians winning that tie without Raonic and the Argentines are the favourites against Serbia, even if not so heavy

With Djokovic out, Murray will definetly be the best singles player left in the draw and I see him winning all of his matches until the end. Now, obviously the problem would be that Ward is not a reliable number 2 and he won't be favourite against many (if anyone). Though, the Brits have a solid doubles team with Jamie Murray/Inglot or even Andy Murray/Jamie/Inglot

If the SFs will shape up like: GB vs Australia and Argentina vs Belgium, with Murray winning all of his matches, I think Ward can win one match against either Australia's 2nd man or Argentina's 2nd and when it comes to the doubles, GB might actually be the favourites in both the semifinals and the final

The big task will be next week against France where most probably Murray will win his matches while Ward will lose his (can't see him beating Tsonga or Gasquet). If GB wins the doubles tie there (it won't be easy at all) and if Serbia loses to Argentina, GB will probably be the favourites to win the whole thing

It would be a bit of a shocker result tbh and the Brits will probably go INSANSE over it
 

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yes if played on grass and with josh milton on the team!!
 

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It's not impossible. All we have to do is have a day in doubles or for Ward/Edmund to sneak a win because it's pretty much guaranteed we'll get 2 wins in the singles with Andy playing.
 

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Only if the Queen orders that all commonwealth good players must play for GB .... (Raonic, Kyrgios, ...)
 

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Bedene was denied, so no. :superlol:
 

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We'd lose in the final, in true British style.
 

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Hard to see us beating France unless we win the doubles rubber. Murray will probably be shattered by the third day.
 

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If they beat France, anything is possible for them. Murray is nowadays a top player on every surface and it would be nice to see Brits win the cup at least in some sport.
 

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It's not impossible. All we have to do is have a day in doubles or for Ward/Edmund to sneak a win because it's pretty much guaranteed we'll get 2 wins in the singles with Andy playing.
Well as long as you aren't playing Serbia that is...
 

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Ewww.
 

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Yes we have a chance, Andy is always good for winning both his matches and ward saves his best for dc, also Jamie is in the wimby doubles semis aswell to it's possible
 

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Not a chance. Won't get past France for a starter. But even if they do, Australia's no 2/3 players won't have any problem at all against Ward, and at least a chance of an upset against Murray by Kokk, Tomic (if he's allowed to play) or Kyrgios.

The key might well be whether Australia can assemble a competitive doubles team though, which remains to be seen - but potentially Peers/Groth or one of those with Kokkinakis could conceivably pull it off...
 

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Not a chance. Won't get past France for a starter. But even if they do, Australia's no 2/3 players won't have any problem at all against Ward, and at least a chance of an upset against Murray by Kokk, Tomic (if he's allowed to play) or Kyrgios.

The key might well be whether Australia can assemble a competitive doubles team though, which remains to be seen - but potentially Peers/Groth or one of those with Kokkinakis could conceivably pull it off...
Tomic and Kokk would have zero chance to beat Murray. Kyrgios a very small chance.

Would be an interesting choice of surface for the host. Would they both roll with grass as host or do something tactical to try and get an edge v. Murray or v. the doubles in Australia's case or an edge favouring Ward against the Aus #2 in Great Britain's case?
 

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no lol will be a minor miracle if they get past france
 

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Tomic and Kokk would have zero chance to beat Murray. Kyrgios a very small chance.

Would be an interesting choice of surface for the host. Would they both roll with grass as host or do something tactical to try and get an edge v. Murray or v. the doubles in Australia's case or an edge favouring Ward against the Aus #2 in Great Britain's case?
Actually of the three I'd rate the Kokk as the most likely to pull off an upset - Kygrios is a bad match-up for Murray, but the Kokk's heavy topspin might be able to give him a run for his money, he's improving fast, and he plays well at the big events under pressure, especially in five sets.

In the unlikely event it does turn out to be Oz v Britain, think the Brits get choice of surface, so I suppose helping Ward out by putting it on hard might be worth thinking about, but the Australians are all pretty happy on hard too.

Moreover if they were to choose grass, they might hope that Hewitt would press his claims for continued selection, which could only help them...
 
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