Arnaud Clement unveils France team for Davis Cup final

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014, 22:30 PM IST
Arnaud Clement unveils France team for Davis Cup final

France captain Arnaud Clement on Tuesday named a team with no surprises to contest the Davis Cup final against Switzerland in Lille from November 21-23.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Julien Benneteau and Gilles Simon had been recalled after helping France beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in the semi-finals in September.

Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet, and Simon are already training with France in Bordeaux and could be joined by Benneteau this week should he suffer an early elimination from the ATP Tour Finals in London where he is playing the doubles with Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Swiss captain Severin Luethi named his team last week for the tie at the 27,000-seater Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, who are also playing the ATP Tour Finals, will be joined in northern France by Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer, ranked 198th and 513th respectively.

The draw for the France-Swiss tie will take place on November 20. Until then both teams have the option of changing two of their five players.

It will be the 13th meeting between both countries with France leading 10-2, having won their last meeting in 2004.