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France beat Germany to progress in Davis Cup

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Last Updated: March 07, 2015, 21:20 IST

France beat Germany to progress in Davis Cup

France progressed to the Davis Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 3-0 win over Germany following Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut's doubles victory.

Frankfurt: France progressed to the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a comfortable 3-0 win over Germany following Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut's doubles victory on Saturday.

The pair defeated Benjamin Becker and Andre Begemann 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to give 2014 runner-up France an unassailable lead in the first round tie.

The French took just 1 hour, 49 minutes to see out the match and the result means only pride is at stake in Sunday's reverse singles.

On Friday, Gael Monfils defeated German No. 1 Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (4) and Gilles Simon outlasted Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-7 (1), 6-2, 10-8 to put the hosts on the back foot.

The win ensures Germany's miserable record against its neighbor continues with the last German victory over France going back to 1938.
first published:March 07, 2015, 21:20 IST
last updated:March 07, 2015, 21:20 IST