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AO Arena, Manchester 10 - 15 September 2024

Leon Smith and Cam Norrie in Davis Cup training in Manchester
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Davis Cup 2023: Great Britain vs Australia – preview


Here's everything you need to know about Great Britain's first match of the Davis Cup Finals against Australia at Manchester's AO Arena.

When is Great Britain vs Australia

Great Britain’s opening match of the Davis Cup Finals Group Stages against Australia will start from 13:00 on Wednesday 13 September.

How to watch Great Britain vs Australia at the Davis Cup

All of Britain’s ties will be broadcast on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer, with all ties from Manchester also available on Tennis Channel International’s Pay TV.

The teams

Great Britain (ranking)

Australia (ranking)

Captain: Leon Smith

Captain: Lleyton Hewitt

Cam Norrie (17)

Alex de Minaur (12)

Dan Evans (25)

Max Purcell (43)

Andy Murray (43)

Jordan Thompson (55)

Jack Draper (106)

Thanasi Kokkinakis (74)

Neal Skupski (Doubles: 3)

Matthew Ebden (Doubles: 8)

Live scores

Great Britain vs Australia Davis Cup head-to-head

Great Britain and Australia are two of the most decorated teams in Davis Cup history. The Brits are currently joint third on the all-time leaderboard with 10 titles, while the Australians are only behind the USA, having been crowned champions on 28 occasions.

Australia currently lead the head-to-head 8-5 – however, Great Britain won their most recent meeting in the 2015 semi-finals 3-2, before going on to lift the title. This is the only tie that the two teams have played on hard court coming into Manchester.



In what is set to be one of the blockbuster ties of Group B, both Great Britain and Australia come in with plenty to be optimistic about.

Both team’s top-ranked players – Cam Norrie and Alex de Minaur – know each other all too well, having played several doubles events together in the past. Norrie comes into the Davis Cup off the back of another strong season that has seen him win a fifth career title in Rio de Janeiro, as well as making two further ATP finals. Meanwhile, De Minaur is currently up at a career-high of world No.12, following runs to the Los Cabos and National Bank Open finals.

The two top ranked singles players in this year’s competition have played each other three times in their careers (De Minaur leading 2-1) but have one win each in their meetings in 2023.

The Brits are loaded for singles options this year. Dan Evans comes in having won the biggest title of his career at the Citi Open just a few weeks ago. Andy Murray has recently reached his highest ranking since 2018 at world No.36 and boasts a 41-10 winning record at the Davis Cup, while Jack Draper has just made the fourth round appearance at the US Open.


One match up to potentially keep an eye out for would be Murray against Thanasi Kokkinakis, in what would be a repeat of one of the matches of this season at the Australian Open, where Murray came back from two sets down to win 4-6, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-5.

Another key talking point to keep an eye on will be the doubles, where both teams can call upon multiple different combinations for what could be the deciding rubber. Both sides have doubles specialists ranked inside the world’s top 10 – Neal Skupski (world No.3) for Great Britain and Matthew Ebden (world No.8) for Australia.

The good news for the Brits is that Skupski has a good recent record against the Aussies. With Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof, he beat Ebden, Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson en route to his first Grand Slam men’s doubles title at Wimbledon in July. However, Ebden did get the better of Skupski in the final at Indian Wells this year in a close match tie-break.

The big question will be, which two players will play together. Skupski has had previous doubles success on tour with Evans – making the back-to-back ATP Masters 1000 finals in 2021 and beating former world No.1 duo Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal in the qualifiers. Meanwhile, Murray has a lot of experience playing Davis Cup doubles and Norrie has featured on the ATP doubles tour several times over the last few years.

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