The Davis Cup's commencement provided an interesting display of international tennis.
Some teams had easier times than others moving into the next round and there were many shocking upsets.
The USA swept Switzerland; Great Britain defeated Slovakia; Croatia moved past Japan; Australia creamed China; and Spain beat Kazakhstan.
In order to predict the following matchplay in the Davis Cup, the individual matches that were played must be analyzed under a more specific scope.
Here were the top five displays from the first round of play this year.