France have called up Richard Gasquet for their Davis Cup final showdown against Belgium after Nicolas Mahut withdrew.

France call up Gasquet

France call up Gasquet

Mahut was set to form a strong doubles partnership with Pierre-Hugues Herbert in captain Yannick Noah's plans for the Lille showdown this weekend.

But the 35-year-old had to be replaced ahead of Thursday's draw when it was revealed that he suffered a cut finger on his racquet hand during the ATP World Tour Finals in London last week.

As a result, world number 31 Gasquet has been drafted in and will feature in Saturday's rubber alongside Herbert, while Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be Friday's singles duo and go up against David Goffin and Steve Darcis respectively.

Belgium have also made a change to their line-up on Thursday with Joris de Loore coming in for Arthur de Greef.