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Davis Cup final: Tsonga leads France, Goffin leads Belgium

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Published 6:18 a.m. ET Nov. 14, 2017 | Updated 7:38 a.m. ET Nov. 14, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Julien Benneteau’s deep run at the Paris Masters this month earned him a recall by France for the Davis Cup final against Belgium.

Benneteau was summoned beside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Richard Gasquet by captain Yannick Noah on Tuesday. All have played at some point for France this year.

“This is a compact team,” Noah said. “The six I’ve picked are capable of playing.”

At the Paris Masters, Benneteau beat Tsonga and Belgium’s top player, David Goffin and Marin Cilic. The 57th-ranked Benneteau is also a good doubles specialist. He has played in 13 ties since 2010. His first in two years was the quarterfinal win over Britain, against which he won the doubles and lost a singles dead rubber.

“He has earned his spot,” Noah said….

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