Richard Gasquet pulls out of Davis Cup due to injury

Davis Cup 2011 Franch Vs Austria

The ATP 21st-ranked Richard Gasquet withdrew from the first round of Davis Cup on Austria this weekend. The problem of the Frenchman is his right shoulder which has induced his exit at last week’s Dubai semifinal.

Earlier, France captain Guy Forget had to leave No. 11 Gael Monfils (hand injury) and No. 17 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (groin injury) out of his squad.

Forget said Tuesday:

"It's going to be a tough match."

"Even for us as last year's finalists, every match is a great challenge, no matter if it's the final or the first round ... All teams are good, you can't expect any easy matches."

But, Austrian did not expect much of an advantage from the opponent's injury worries.

Austria's No. 1 player Jurgen Melzer responsed:

"We know how strong France still is,"

 "It's just Monfils who is really lacking. We'll see how the others handle it."

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