Lille - Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will lead
nine-time champion France in the opening singles against Serbia in the Davis
In the absence of Novak Djokovic, Pouille will take on
80th-ranked Dusan Lajovic on clay at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in the northern
city of Lille. Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic are also missing for Serbia.
Tsonga will then play against 22-year-old Davis Cup debutant
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut are set to face
Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic in Saturday's doubles.
The countries are meeting for the second time after the
Serbs defeated the French to win the Davis Cup title for the first time in 2010
Belgium is up against Australia in the other semi-final in