Dan Evans and Thanasi Kokkinakis
Evans and Kokkinakis could collide in a decider on day three.Getty Images

Great Britain take on Australia in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup with Dan Evans and Andy Murray preparing to take on Thanasi Kokkinakis and Bernard Tomic respectively on day three.

Where to watch

Evans v Kokkinakis will be available to watch live on BBC2 with live coverage also available via the BBC Sport website. Their match will take place after Murray v Kokkinakis, depending on the result of the fourth rubber.

Preview

Dan Evans and Thanasi Kokkinakis have the impossible task of preparing for a match which may not take place, but also could be the pivotal contest in the entire semi-final tie. Andy Murray faces Bernard Tomic in the fourth rubber in the early afternoon, knowing victory will be enough to see Great Britain through to the final.

Davis Cup rules state though that if a tie is decided after the fourth rubber [if one team has an unassailable 3-1 lead] then the fifth dead rubber will not be played, unless both teams decide otherwise. Evans and Kokkinakis may not be required, yet they must be prepared for the eventuality that they will be required in an active match.

Australia must win both singles rubbers on Sunday [20 September] and should Tomic prevail then they would be considered favourites for the tie, with Evans - a late replacement for Kyle Edmund and James Ward - ranked 300th in the world rankings. The Birmingham-born player has pedigree at this level but Kokkinakis would be expected to send the 23-time winners into a final against either Belgium or Argentina.

With Evans' matches often restricted to the Challenger and Future Tour, he and Kokkonakis have never met previously, but their performances in their opening rubbers were of contrasting quality. Kokkinakis recorded just six games on the way to being thrashed by Andy Murray, while Evans fought bravely and took a set off Tomic before being dispatched in four sets.

Betting odds

Dan Evans 2/1 v Thanasi Kokkinakis 2/5

Head-to-head record

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