Tennis betting fans will have some of the biggest names in the game to choose from in this international competition with the tennis odds as Serbia will try and defend their 2010 title.
Davis Cup tennis is the premier international team event in the sport which is run by the International Tennis Federation. The Davis Cup began as a challenge between the United States and Great Britain but has since expanded into a worldwide championship event with 16 teams competing in a knockout format.
Last year Serbia beat the Davis Cup odds with a win over France to take the championship. The United States has the most Davis Cup titles with 13 followed by Sweden with 7, Australia with 6, Spain with 4, France and Germany with 3 each, Russia with 2, and then South Africa, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, and Serbia with 1 apiece.
Spain will enter 2011 Davis Cup gambling action as the top ranked nation in the world with defending champion Serbia close behind in 2nd position. The Czech Republic is ranked 3rd in the ITF charts followed by Argentina, France, the United States, Russia, Croatia, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Chile, India, Belgium, Austria, and Kazakhstan.
In opening round action Serbia still got a 1 seed and will host India, #2 seeded France will take on Austria in a road match at Vienna, #3 Spain will take on host Belgium, #4 Czech Republic will host Kazakhstan, #5 Argentina will host Romania, Chile will host #6 United States, Sweden will host #7 Russia, and #8 Croatia will host Germany.
Spain retains a strong ITF ranking because of their championship in 2009, which also followed a title in 2008. The United States was the winner in 2007 while Russia was the 2006 champion with Croatia taking the Davis Cup in 2005 and Spain also winning in 2004.
Davis Cup action also features unranked countries in various divisional zones that will have the opportunity to play for the title as well.
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