Spain and France have played each other in 7 different occasions, with the Spaniards currently leading the series 5-2.
A French team led by Gael Monfils comprehensively beat Spain 5-0 in their last meeting that took place last year, in Clermont-Ferrand. That French team went all the way to the final but lost to Serbia.
Spain, led by world No.6 David Ferrer, booked its place in the semifinals by defeating USA 3-1 in Austin. The Spaniards fielded the same side that lifted the trophy in the 2008 final against Argentina. Despite the absence of its No. 1 player Rafael Nadal, Spain didn’t disappoint and showed that it has a wide group of talented players that could led the team to its third title in four years.
France found reaching the last eight even more comfortable than the Spaniards. The French paid visit to Germany in Stuttgart and managed to improve their amazing record against their neighbours by winning the first three matches and securing the victory. The two teams have played four times in the past 16 years, and the Germans have not won a single live rubber.
And more good news for France that enjoyed the return of one of its most successful players, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Wimbledon semifinalist won the decisive doubles rubber in partnership with Michael Llodra.