LILLE, France (Reuters) – French number two Lucas Pouille will kick off the Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in the first singles match, according to the draw made on Thursday.
Friday’s action will be completed with a second singles match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Laslo Djere.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, fifth in the ATP Race, face Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic in Saturday’s doubles.
The reverse singles will take place on Sunday.
The tie is being played at Lille’s Pierre Mauroy stadium, on clay.
Pouille and Lajovic have a 1-1 head-to-head record but the Frenchman has won their only encounter on the slow surface, last year in Bucharest.
Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Hugh Lawson