Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada and France Both Consider Davis Cup Lineup Changes; Tie in 1-1 Draw: Canada, France Mull Davis Cup Lineup Changes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada and France Both Consider Davis Cup Lineup Changes; Tie in 1-1 Draw: Canada, France Mull Davis Cup Lineup Changes

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VANCOUVER - The gamesmanship has begun at the Davis Cup tie between Canada and France.

No sooner had Friday's singles matches ended with the teams deadlocked 1-1 then both team captains talked about changing their lineups. Both French captain Guy Forget and Canadian counterpart Martin Laurendeau said they could revise their doubles pairings Saturday and final singles participants Sunday.

"The thing is, we have good options on the table," said Laurendeau. "We have three good players that can play doubles, and either formation is going to make a great team for us led by Daniel Nestor. So we're going to see how the bodies are feeling."

Both teams set lineups involving three players apiece in Thursday's match draw, but have the option of bringing in their fourth players.

Toronto's Nestor, 39, the world's third-ranked doubles player, and Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., 21, are slated to compete for Canada in doubles against France's Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra, who is ranked fifth in the world in doubles. …

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