French number one Monfils out of Davis Cup semi-final

Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:32am EDT
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(Reuters) - World number eight Gael Monfils has been ruled out of France's Davis Cup semi-final against Croatia in Zadar because of a knee injury, the French tennis federation said on Wednesday.

The U.S. Open semi-finalist is replaced by Richard Gasquet, who will play in Friday's singles along with Lucas Pouille.

France were already without the injured Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Britain host Argentina in the other semi-final.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

Gael Monfils of France playing Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day twelve of the 2016 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports