Bad back rules Richard Gasquet out of Davis Cup

Edouard Roger-Vasselin, ranked 143rd in the world, was called up on Friday by France to replace injured Richard Gasquet for next month`s Davis Cup clash with Germany.

AFP| Updated: Feb 28, 2015, 09:50 AM IST
Bad back rules Richard Gasquet out of Davis Cup

Paris: Edouard Roger-Vasselin, ranked 143rd in the world, was called up on Friday by France to replace injured Richard Gasquet for next month`s Davis Cup clash with Germany.

Gasquet was suffering from the problem at this week`s Dubai Open when he was forced to retire when trailing Roger Federer 6-1 in Thursday`s quarter-final.

France, who will also have to do without their top player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, are comprised of Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, Nicolas Mahut and Roger-Vasselin.

The World Group first round tie is being held in Frankfurt on March 6-8.