Davis Cup: France to host Spain in Lille

The two heavyweights are slated to face off in mid-September.

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert, left, jumps in joy after Lucas Pouille defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis to help France lift the Davis Cup 2017.   -  AP

France will take on Spain in the semifinals of the Davis Cup, with the ties scheduled to be played from September 14 to 16.

The ties are set to be played at Stade Pierre Mauroy, which was a football stadium and is now France's choice of venue for high-profile ties such as this. Stade Pierre Mauroy hosted last year's final, with France going on to lift the trophy in front of 24,000 fans.

France, the reigning Davis Cup champion, has opted for an indoor hard court for the clash against Spain.