There's no predicting what will happen when the world's top eight teams take to the court in Malaga. We do know that it's' going to be thrilling, and we also know that just being in the Davis Cup Finals means a lot to both the players and the captains. Here's just a small selection of their thoughts:

"I think we’re a strong team and I’m honoured to be a part of this. Let’s see how it goes.”

Italy's Jannik Sinner is quietly confident about his country's chances.

"My favourite memory wearing the green and gold is definitely gonna be my Davis Cup debut."

From his first appearance representing Australia in 2018, Alex de Minaur was hooked.

"We just believe until the very end. It's very nice to see a smile on everybody's face, make the team happy and proud. That's what I came here to do."

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime knows what needs to be done.

"I think this week [Group Stage] has shown that it doesn't matter who plays in our team. We'll manage to get the points. I'm looking forward to the next tie. Canada is a strong team, but we are ready."

Look out Canada, Germany captain Michael Kohlmann is on a mission.

"Once we are there, if we are all healthy, I think, we are up there, one of the favourites to win the tournament but also other teams are extremely good. You know, there is not one team which I would pick, to be honest."

Croatia's Borna Coric is hedging his bets.

"It's an amazing feeling to be part of the last eight in Malaga. We're looking forward to going there, achieving our best-ever result in Davis Cup, which is semis, and actually maybe do a little better than that."

What's a little better than the semis? Netherlands captain Paul Haarhuis has his eyes on the prize.

“We have a good group of guys that can do damage. Just try to stay healthy and make a push for it.”

Damage? The USA's Frances Tiafoe is talking figuratively, right?

“Croatia is one of the most difficult opponents we could face: Cilic, a great player on his favourite surface; Coric having his best year and a doubles team that I can't remember the last time they lost in the Davis Cup.“

An opponent everyone would like to avoid, including Spain captain Sergi Bruguera.