Lille - Benoit Paire and Lucas Pouille will play for France
in the opening singles against Spain in the Davis Cup semi-finals.
Making his debut in the competition, Paire will take on
21st-ranked Pablo Carreno Busta on a hard court in the northern city of Lille.
The 19th-ranked Pouille will then play Roberto Bautista
Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut are set to face Marcel
Granollers and Feliciano Lopez in Saturday's doubles.
Spain is without top-ranked Rafael Nadal, who was ruled out
because of the right knee injury that forced him to retire from his semi-final
match against Juan Martin del Potro last week at the US Open.
The countries are meeting for the ninth time, with Spain
Matches will be played on an indoor court at the 27 500-capacity
Pierre Mauroy Stadium, with the roof closed. France won its 10th Davis Cup
title last year in the same venue, beating Belgium 3-2.
Croatia is hosting the United States in the other semi-final