Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille to lead France challenge in Davis Cup final

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By: AP | Paris |
Revealed:November 14, 2017 6:02 pm


Jo Wilfried Tsonga will lead France's challenge in the Davis Cup final against Belgium Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was defeated by Julien Benneteau in the Paris Masters. (Resource: File)

Julien Benneteau’s deep run at the Paris Masters this thirty day period gained him a remember by France for the Davis Cup last in opposition to Belgium.

Benneteau was summoned beside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Richard Gasquet by captain Yannick Noah on Tuesday. All have played at some position for France this calendar year.

At the Paris Masters, Benneteau defeat Tsonga, Marin Cilic and David Goffin. The 57th-ranked Benneteau is also a good doubles expert. He has played in 13 ties considering that 2010. His very first in two decades was the quarterfinal earn above Britain, in opposition to which he won the doubles and lost a singles lifeless rubber.

9-time winner France will host Belgium on challenging court at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in the northern city of Lille from Nov. 24-26.

France lost its three preceding finals, in 2002, 2010 and 2014. It seeks its very first Davis Cup title considering that 2001.

Belgium, in the last for the next time in three decades, is wanting for its very first.

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