Seven’s weekend of sport: Davis Cup today, Winx at Randwick tomorrow

Seven’s weekend starts with Davis Cup today, Winx at Randwick tomorrow

Seven will cover Davis Cup action starting today in Brisbane.

Australia will battle the United States in a Davis Cup quarterfinal tie on the outdoor hard court at Pat Rafter Arena starting Friday April 7.

Captained by Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios will lead the Australian team alongside Sam Groth, Jordan Thompson and John Peers, following the quartet’s triumph over the Czech Republic in the last round at Kooyong.

Tennis great Jim Courier captains the US team that includes world no. 17 Jack Sock, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson.

The US beat Australia last year in the first round at Kooyong and leads Australia 26-20 in their overall Davis Cup meetings.

The winner of this tie with face either Italy or Belgium in a semifinal, with the winner to then play off in the Davis Cup final.

Todd Woodbridge will host Seven’s coverage with expert commentary from John Fitzgerald.

Meanwhile Superstar mare Winx will be aiming for 17 straight wins in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2,000m on Seven’s Saturday Arvo Racing this weekend.

Winx will be the raging favourite to win her 12th Group 1 race after drawing well in barrier three, with Godolphin’s Hartnell her closest rival.

Four Group 1 races will be held at Randwick on Saturday – the Australian Oaks, Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sydney Cup over 3,200m and the $1 million Legacy Stakes.

Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Bruce McAvaney, with expert analysis from Francesca Cumani, Simon Marshall, Simon O’Donnell and guest expert Peter Moody. Jason Richardson has all the news from the mounting yard, with James Jordan on the ground providing expert form analysis. Teigan Nash is reporting on the colour and characters from Randwick on day two of The Championships.

As the free-to-air home of thoroughbred horseracing, Seven broadcasts every major meeting on the Australian calendar including the Magic Millions, Sydney Easter Carnival, Stradbroke Handicap, Caulfield Cup Carnival, WS Cox Plate, and the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

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