Belgium v Switzerland Live
Belgium will host Switzerland on Friday at Liege, in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup. What could have been a formality for the reigning champion Swiss team, will probably end up being a formality for the Belgians, considering the two teams’ respective rosters.
Although the Swiss could be lined up with two of the best players in the world in Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, neither player will compete in this Davis Cup tie, which makes Switzerland as the heavy underdog. After winning the competition last year, the two Grand Slam champions are not motivated to play, and this leaves the Swiss team extremely weak, at least in terms of World Group level, but this team would probably not fare well in the Zone Group either. While Belgium has a top 25 player in David Goffin (21st at the moment), and a former top 50 player in Steve Darcis (currently 104th), the highest ranked Swiss player will be the 26-year-old Yann Marti, who is currently 292nd on the ranking.
The other singles match will probably be played by world number 321 Adrien Bossel. It is pretty clear that the Belgians will be the overwhelming favorites in this tie, and they should be able to secure a 3-0 lead by Saturday night.
Tags: Switzerland, Davis Cup, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Belgium
Posted: 6th March 2015
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