Zadar - France's Richard Gasquet will play Croatia's Borna
Coric in Friday's opening Davis Cup semi-final singles rubber after the draw in
It will be the first meeting between 17th-ranked Gasquet and
Coric, ranked 42, and takes place on an indoor hard court surface.
US Open quarter-finalist Lucas Pouille, ranked 18, will then
play 11th-ranked Croatian Marin Cilic later on Friday.
France have been hit by the withdrawal of their top two
players - Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - both with knee injuries.
World number one ranked doubles pair Nicolas Mahut and
Pierre-Hugues Herbert will play Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Marin Draganja on
The two countries have met once before in 2004, with France
winning 4-1 in Metz.
The winners advance to the final against either defending
champions Great Britain or Argentina who play in Glasgow.
Borna Coric (CRO) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Marin Cilic (CRO) v Lucas Pouille (FRA)
Ivan Dodig/Marin Cilic (CRO) v Nicolas Mahut/Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)
Marin Cilic (CRO) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Borna Coric (CRO) v Lucas Pouille (FRA)