ATP Tour

Pouille leads Davis Cup champions France v Italy

2018-04-05 14:28
Lucas Pouille (AP)

Genoa - French number one Lucas Pouille will aim to get the defending champions off to the best possible start in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy at Genoa on Friday. 

Pouille takes on Andreas Seppi with France captain Yannick Noah then fielding world number 80 Jeremy Chardy against Italy's top player Fabio Fognini in Friday's second singles. 

Noah is gambling on Chardy's unbeaten Davis Cup record of five wins from five rather than the higher ranked Adrian Mannarino with the world 25 proving less assured on the clay surface used in Genoa. 

Unusually none of the French regulars - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gal Monfils and Gilles Simon - figure in Noah's team with most absent due to injury. 

The winner of this last eight match-up will go on to face either Spain or Germany in the September semi-finals.

Italy v France Davis Cup quarter-final draw

Friday (11:30)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Lucas Pouille (FRA)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

Saturday (15:00)

Simone Bolelli/Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Nicolas Mahut/Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)

Sunday (11:30)

Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Lucas Pouille (FRA)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

Read more on:    davis cup  |  lucas pouille  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.