Both teams were rocked by withdrawals to key players this week.
The ninth-ranked Fish pulled out because of fatigue and was replaced by Ryan Harrison. Meanwhile, Forget is without the 14th-ranked Gael Monfils, a former French Open semifinalist, because of an abdominal injury.
Forget says “I think these last-minute withdrawals are more harmful for them than for us,” adding that “Harrison is a player for the future.”
Courier, who won French Open titles in 1991-92, was tightlipped about why he chose the 19-year-old Harrison. He’ll be joined on the U.S. team by John Isner and doubles players Mike and Bob Bryan.
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