France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of Davis Cup Tie

Australian Open runner-up and world number 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the French team for their Davis Cup quarter-final against the United States with a knee injury, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said on Wednesday.


France's Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was on Wednesday ruled out of this weekend's Davis Cup quarter-final because of a right knee injury.

Tsonga, who beat world number one Roger Federer on his way to the Aussie Open final, has been replaced by Arnaud Clement for the tie that gets underway here on Friday.

"Tsonga felt pain in his right knee which was similar to the pain he felt playing doubles in Miami last week," said a statement from the French Tennis Federation (FFT).

Clement will team up with Michael Llodra in the doubles while Richard Gasquet, the world number 10 and Paul-Henri Mathieu will play the singles rubbers.

The United States will rely on Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike - the same quartet that won last year's Davis Cup.

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