Great Britain captain Leon Smith says he expects a tough test against Germany in their Davis Cup quarter-final tie on Tuesday afternoon but he’s confident his players are up to the challenge.
Following round-robin wins over France and Czech Republic, GB are into the last eight where they will face off against the Germans in Innsbruck later, with the action set to start around 15:00.
World number 12 Cameron Norrie will lead Britain’s charge again, along with Dan Evans, who is 150/1 to win the Australian Open early next year, while doubles players Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski will also hope to play their part.
Germany do not have world number three Alexander Zverev in their ranks and instead have Jan-Lennard Struff and Dominik Koepfer, who are ranked 51st and 54th respectively, in the singles, while Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz are again set to line-up in the doubles match.
Smith was quoted on BBC Sport saying: “It’ll be a tough match but we will also be a tough match for them. We’ve got a really good team and taken a lot from the last couple of days.
“It has been a tough couple of days but the guys have stepped up to the plate brilliantly. We will go in bouncing and in good form, ready for that.”
If they beat Germany, Britain will face the winners of Thursday’s last quarter-final between the Russian Tennis Federation and Sweden.
Croatia, meanwhile, made it through to the semis after beating co-hosts Italy on Monday.