Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are favoured to give France a 2-0 advantage after the opening day's action in their Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia.
French No.2 Lucas Pouille will start their Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in the first singles match, according to the draw made on Thursday.
Friday's action will be completed with a second singles match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Laslo Djere.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, fifth in the ATP Race, face Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic in Saturday's doubles.
The reverse singles will take place on Sunday.
The tie is being played at Lille's Pierre Mauroy stadium, on clay.
Pouille and Lajovic have a 1-1 head-to-head record but the Frenchman has won their only encounter on the slower surface, last year in Bucharest.