France will meet Belgium in the 2017 Davis Cup final towards the end of November in Lille.
Belgium were runners-up for the second time two years ago but have never won the international tennis tournament, whilst the hosts are looking to win the competition for the 10th time and0 first since 2001.
Team Captain of France, Yannick Noah, guided his country to a 4-1 win over 2015 champions Great Britain in the quarter-finals back in April. Great Britain had been without Andy Murray.
Serbia were powerless to stop France in the semi-finals without Novak Djokovic and went down 1-3 back in September.
France will head into the final as heavy favourites and those looking to place a bet on the Davis cup final can expect to find odds of around 1/4 currently.
Johan Van Herck’s Belgium have surprised many this year by reaching only their third final in the history of the tournament.
A German side that included the likes of Philipp Kohlschreiber and Alexander Zverev went down 1-4 on home soil in the first round before the likes of Steve Darcis and David Goffin saw off Italy 3-2 in the quarter-finals.
In the semi-finals, David Goffin’s win over Nick Kyrgios started the come-from-behind 3-2 win over Australia to set up this month’s final with France.
Interestingly, Belgium have lost all three of their doubles matches with Ruben Bemelmans featuring in each. They certainly won’t be expected to beat France’s duo of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the final.
When France last won this competition, back in 2001, their team consisted of Nicolas Escudé, Sébastien Grosjean, Cédric Pioline and Fabrice Santoro and was captained by Guy Forget.
Belgium last made the final two years ago where they lost 1-3 to Great Britain with Andy Murray taking part in all three of the winning rubbers for the champions. The below graphic from Betfair shows GB’s history in the Davis Cup:.
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