French Davis Cup Team Captain Sebastien Grosjean has revealed that Lucas Pouille would have been nominated to represent his country at the inaugural Davis Cup Finals event hadn't he finished his season, per Tennis Magazine.
On Monday, Grosjean announced his selection for the Davis Cup Finals as Gael Monfils, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Benoit Paire, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut will represent France from November 18-24 in Madrid. Pouille, a five-time ATP champion and this year's Australian Open semifinalist, announced last week that he would miss the remainder of the season in order to take care of his right elbow injury.
Also, Grosjean gave credit to Monfils for keeping his promise as the top-ranked Frenchman confirmed to the captain last week in Antwerp that he still intended to play at the Davis Cup Finals. Monfils, who didn't have a good relationship with former French Davis Cup Captain Yannick Noah, is set to return to the team and play a Davis Cup match for France for the first time since 2016.