There is no better way to prepare for a Davis Cup semi-final than begin in a great run of form and that is what Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot have been doing on the tour recently especially in New York where Jamie and his partner John Peers were runners up for the second slam running and Dom Inglot who has been working with one of the best recently in Robert Lindstedt and made the semi-finals of the US Open before losing to the eventual champions Herbert and Mahut.
Momentum is key in any sport especially going into big competitions. You don’t want to go into a big competition on the back of a number of poor results in row. There may be a bit of disappointed in the air after Jamie losing in the finals and Dom losing in the semi-finals but they have shown time and time again they bounce back really quickly.
Jamie and his partner John (who hasn’t been picked for Australia’s Davis Cup team surprisingly) have been in good form throughout the year with wins against some of the best, two titles and two grand slam finals. They are both also looking likely on making the world tour finals in London for the first time at the end of the year which would be an amazing achievement!
Dom on the other hand has had 5 partners this year after a split with Florin Mergea I believe and is finding success with Lindstedt these last few weeks. Before the US Open they won the doubles title in Winston-Salem and also beat Sam Groth on way to the final who is in the Australian Davis Cup team for next weekend’s tie so is one to watch there!
Looking through the archives the only meeting on the tour since 2013 between Jamie Murray, Dom Inglot, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth was when Dom and Robert beat Groth and his partner a few weeks ago.
Going into the Davis Cup tie you couldn’t ask for better preparation from the British pair. They have played well with each other before on the tour and in Davis Cup against the Bryan brothers losing a close match. Hewitt and Groth will most likely be the doubles team for Australia and I think that Jamie and Dom or Jamie and Andy are more than capable of winning over 5 sets.