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Gasquet, Tsonga to lead France against Germany

Tuesday - 3/25/2014, 11:30am  ET

Richard Gasquet, of France, returns the ball to Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during the Sony Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

PARIS (AP) -- Ninth-ranked Richard Gasquet and 11th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will lead France in the Davis Cup home quarterfinal against depleted Germany next week.

France's two top players head the four-man lineup announced by the French Tennis Federation on Tuesday for the April 4-6 tie on indoor hard-court in Nancy.

Captain Arnaud Clement also named doubles specialist Julien Benneteau and Gael Monfils, but chose not to name a replacement, saying Gilles Simon was out of form.

Germany will be a firm outsider and lines up without Tommy Haas and Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The winner plays Czech Republic or Japan in the semifinals.


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