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Argentina beat France to reach Davis Cup semi-finals


Argentina progressed to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after defeating France in a decisive quarter-final singles match on Sunday in Buenos Aires.


Carlos Berlocq defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon on Sunday in the deciding singles match to put Argentina into the Davis Cup semifinals.

Berlocq won 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to delight the rowdy crowd at Parque Roca, the outdoor clay-court venue on the outskirts of the Argentine capitial.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Juan Monaco 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday’s first singles to force the decider following Argentina’s victory in Saturday’s doubles.

It was Argentina’s first victory in six tries against France in Davis Cup play.

Argentina will play away against the defending champion Czech Republic in the semifinals later this year.

The Czechs defeated Argentina in last year’s semifinals en route to the title.


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