Great Britain drawn to face Serbia in 2023 Davis Cup Final 8
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Great Britain have drawn Serbia ahead of the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup after finishing top of Group B at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The quarter-finals of the Davis Cup will take place between 21 and 26 November at the Martin Carpena in Malaga, with Great Britain set to play Serbia on Thursday 23 November at 16:00 CET.
The Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup team booked their ticket to Malaga after Dan Evans and Neal Skupski pulled off one of the all-time British Davis Cup comebacks in the decisive doubles match against French duo Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Meanwhile, Serbia finished second in Group C behind the Czech Republic, with world No.1 Novak Djokovic beating Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina just five days after winning his 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open.
- Canada vs Finland
- Czech Republic vs Australia
- Italy vs Netherlands
- Great Britain vs Serbia
The two nations have faced each other nine times in the competition's history, with Serbia taking a 5-4 lead in the head-to-head.
They last met in the knockout stages of the 2016 Davis Cup, where the Brits edged a 3-2 victory to reach the semi-finals. The tie saw Kyle Edmund record wins against Janko Tipsarevic and Dusan Lajovic in the singles, while Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot joined forces for the doubles rubber to defeat Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic.
Should Great Britain come out on top against Serbia in the knockout stages in November, they will then take on the winner of Italy vs Netherlands in the semi-final.
Despite a tough challenge awaiting them in Malaga, the Group Stages in Manchester evidently showed that Great Britain are a team that will fight until the very end and will undoubtedly head to Final 8 with the same grit and determination, as they prepare to hunt down a first Davis Cup title since 2015.