Following a lackluster culmination to the regular ATP World Tour season, several of the world’s top players will attempt to conclude the season in dramatic fashion. A short distance away from London, the Davis Cup final will be hosted in Lille, France, and will feature an enthralling tie between Switzerland and France.
Several storylines will unfold in this potential classic – world No. 2 Roger Federer will attempt to overcome a late twist of fate that saw him withdraw from the Barclays ATP World Tour Final against Novak Djokovic, and achieve the only title missing from his illustrious trophy cabinet.
His opponent, Gael Monfils, will attempt to overcome the bitter memory of the 2010 Davis Cup final, where he lost the decisive rubber to Novak Djokovic, thus surrendering the tie to Serbia.
The first match of the day will be between Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who have met on five previous occasions and split their previous clay court encounters 2-2.
DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS FINAL
FRANCE v SWITZERLAND
Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille (clay – indoors)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
Gael Monfils (FRA) v Roger Federer (SUI)
Julien Benneteau/Richard Gasquet (FRA) v Marco Chiudinelli/Michael Lammer (SUI)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Roger Federer (SUI)
Gael Monfils (FRA) v Stan Wawrinka (SUI)