Czechia vs Australia Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023 Davis Cup Finals | Quarter-Final
When is Czechia vs Australia on and what time does it start? Czechia vs Australia will take place on Wednesday 22nd November, 2023 – not before 15:00 (UK)
Where is Czechia vs Australia taking place? Czechia vs Australia will take place at Martin Carpena Arena in Malaga, Spain
What surface is Czechia vs Australia being played on? Czechia vs Australia will take place on an indoor hard court
Where can I get tickets for Czechia vs Australia? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Czechia vs Australia
Where can I watch Czechia vs Australia? All matches can be watched on Tennis Channel International’s Pay TV, while all Great Britain matches will be televised and streamed on BBC platforms
Czechia have 18-year-old Jakub Mensik to thank for their scraping through to the Davis Cup Final eight after he stunned Dusan Lajovic on his international debut in form that followed his remarkable run to the third round of the US Open. Captain Jaroslav Navratil has a real selection headache here, though, with world number 31 Jiri Lehecka a dead cert to play the top match despite his recent struggles on tour and 23-year-old Tomas Machac recently setting a career-high ATP world ranking of 64th after bursting into form at just the right time in these conditions. That should see Lehecka and Machac make a strong 1-2 with Mensik offered his opportunity in the doubles, probably alongside Lehecka or doubles number 56 Adam Pavlasek depending on performances.
Australia barely scraped through to the last eight of the Davis Cup Final eight after an early defeat to Great Britain in their seriously tight Group Stage in Manchester back in September. World number 12 Alex de Minaur will be desperate to perform better in these all-or-nothing knockouts but after a career-best year in 2023 he has slowed up a little since finishing runner-up to Jannik Sinner at the Canada Masters in August. Max Purcell, Jordan Thompson and Thanasi Kokkinakis all offer different playstyles that give captain Lleyton Hewitt a real headache here but Matthew Ebden and Purcell should join up in the doubles to offer one of the stronger partnerships here in Malaga.
This is a really tight call between two solid teams, although Czechia’s lack of true doubles quality look set to hurt them. World number 12 Alex de Minaur should be able to edge past a recently out of form Lehecka in the middle match on Wednesday but that pair have yet to meet on tour to pose more questions than answers. Tomas Machac last played a tour-level match in late October to bring very little recent form into the contest and his likeliest of three potential opponents, Max Purcell, has won just twice since finding form in August. With doubles likely to fall Australia’s way back Lleyton Hewitt’s side to have enough to reach the semi-finals.
BETTING TIP: AUSTRALIA TO WIN