France, Argentina into Davis Cup quarterfinals

Switzerland could face Israel in September’s playoffs.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
July 9, 2011 23:07
GILLES SIMON and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday.

French Davis Cup 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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France advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals Saturday when Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won in the doubles to give their team an unassailable 3-0 lead over Germany.

Llodra and Tsonga beat Christopher Kas 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-4.

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France will play either Spain or the United States in the semis, with the Spaniards having led the Americans 2-0 going into Saturday night’s doubles in Austin, Texas.

Argentina also completed its progress to the last four with a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan, while defending champion Serbia leads Swedan 2-1.

Meanwhile, Switzerland qualified for the World Group playoffs after taking a 3-0 lead over Portugal in Bern thanks to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka’s 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Frederico Gil and Lonardo Tavares.

Switzerland could face Israel in September’s playoffs.

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