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France win slot in Davis Cup semi-finals after beating Spain

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Latest update : 2010-07-10

France has secured a spot in the Davis Cup semi-finals after Michael Llodra and Julien Benneteau (pictured) beat defending champions Spain 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(6), 7-6(5).

AP - France has beaten two-time defending champion Spain for the first time since 1923 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Michael Llodra and Julien Benneteau defeated Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) to secure an insurmountable 3-0 lead.

France has reached the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 2004.
On Friday, Gael Monfils and Llodra respectively defeated David Ferrer and
Verdasco in the opening singles.

France will face Russia or Argentina in the last four in September.
 

Date created : 2010-07-10

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