With both teams having won their opening ties 3-0 (Canada against Greece; Australia against Germany), this could be the decisive tie to see who tops Group F and ensures their place in the quarter-finals.
That gives this match even greater significance, as it could potentially prove decisive were the tie to be locked at 1-1 after the singles matches, which looks to be a distinct possibility.
Canada’s 20 year-old Shapovalov and Australia’s 31 year-old doubles specialist Doubles specialist John Peers have recent history, with Canada beating the Aussies in the deciding doubles rubber at the Davis Cup 2019 quarter-final stage in Madrid in November.
On that occasion, Shapovalov was partnered by Vasek Pospisil, as they beat Peers and his then partner Jordan Thompson 6-4 6-4.
Auger-Aliassime / Shapovalov vs Guccione/ Peers Betting Lines & Pick
One factor that could go against the Canadians here is that Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov will both be involved in what looks likely to be tough singles matches earlier in the day, whereas Guccione and Peers are only here for the doubles.
Even so, the quality and youth is with the Canadians and we’ll take them as our tips to win this match (and possibly the tie) in ATP Cup predictions on this one.