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AO Arena, Manchester 10 - 15 September 2024

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The Great Britain Davis Cup team ahead of their opening clash against Australia
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Davis Cup 2023: Great Britain vs Switzerland – preview

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Here's everything you need to know about Great Britain's second Davis Cup match against Switzerland in the Finals Group Stage at the Manchester AO Arena.

When is Great Britain vs Switzerland

Great Britain’s second match of the Davis Cup Finals Group Stages against Switzerland will start from 13:00 on Friday 15 September.

How to watch Great Britain vs Switzerland 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)

Switzerland (ranking)

Captain: Leon Smith

Captain: Severin Luthi

Cam Norrie (17)

Stan Wawrinka (40)

Dan Evans (25)

Dominic Stricker (90)

Andy Murray (43)

Marc-Andrea Huesler (101)

Jack Draper (106)

Leandro Riedi (152)

Neal Skupski (Doubles: 3)

Alexander Ritschard (211)

Great Britain vs Switzerland Davis Cup head-to-head

The two former Davis Cup winning nations have met just four times in the tournament’s 123-year history. The Brits currently lead the head-to-head 3-1, but they haven’t faced each other since 2005, where Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka led the Swiss to their first win over Great Britain.

Prior to that – GB had lost just one rubber in three meetings in 1969, 1976 and 1985.

Preview

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Great Britain and Switzerland come into Friday’s tie at opposite ends of the group standings. While the Brits secured an impressive 2-1 win over 2022 runners-up and second seeds Australia, while Switzerland suffered a 3-0 defeat to France on the opening day in Manchester.

Dan Evans and Jack Draper were the stars of the show for Great Britain against Australia – both beating players ranked higher than them to get their side off to the perfect start. Draper marked his Davis Cup debut with a comeback win against Thanasi Kokkinakis, while Evans beat world No.12 Alex De Minaur 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

Coming into the tournament, they were arguably the form players for the Brits as well – Evans having won the biggest title of his career in Washington, while Draper made the fourth round of a major for the first time at the US Open. Should they be called on again, it's safe to say, the Brit’s confidence will be sky high.

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However, captain Leon Smith also has British No.1 Cam Norrie and former world No.1 Andy Murray at his disposal should he want to mix things up. Norrie has cemented his place as one of the best players in the world in recent years and won his fifth ATP title in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year. Murray’s record speaks for itself – the 36-year-old has won 41 Davis Cup matches for GB throughout his career.

The Brits are likely to play Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Stricker as Switzerland’s two highest ranking singles players and having both featured in their opening match. Wawrinka’s record speaks for itself as a three-time Grand Slam champion as well as 2014 Davis Cup winner and having lost to Ugo Humbert in straight sets on Tuesday, he’ll be out with a point to prove.

Meanwhile, Stricker is one of the most exciting young players on the tour. He recently made the fourth round at the US Open having come through qualifiers – beating world No.7 Stefanos Tsitsipas along the way.

The doubles is set to throw up more questions again for both sides, with both teams losing their final rubbers, the captains may look to switch things up or stick with the duo who have already experienced playing with each other so far in Manchester.

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