Davis Cup - Gasquet out of Davis Cup clash

Sun, 27 Feb 15:43:00 2011

Richard Gasquet has become the third French player to pull out of next weekend's Davis Cup first-round match in Austria, with captain Guy Forget admitting their chances of victory have been reduced.

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Gasquet, who has a shoulder problem after reaching the semi-finals in Dubai last week, has joined Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the sidelines as last year's Davis Cup runners-up begin their 2011 campaign.

"We know our chances are now a lot less, we need to use that as an advantage," Forget told reporters on a conference call.

Gilles Simon will play the opening singles, with Michael Llodra, Jeremy Chardy and Julien Benneteau also in the team.

Reuters

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