US leads 2-1 over France in Davis Cup quarterfinal


ROQUEBRUNE, France (AP)—Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Saturday to give the United States a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarterfinal.

The Bryans, the top-ranked doubles team, have not lost a Davis Cup match since 2008. They were rarely troubled against a French pair that struggled to find any rhythm on the clay at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

“We were ready for a dogfight,” Bob Bryan said. “I thought we did a great job of not letting the crowd get too loud.”

On Sunday, No. 11 John Isner faced sixth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in singles. Teenager Ryan Harrison, ranked 66th will play No. 13 Gilles Simon.

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SOME TWEETS & More

@Tennisreporters (Matt Cronin)

Fun stat: US Davis Cup Capt Jim Courier was 7-1 v French Capt Guy Froget while on ATP. Last time played was 95 Davis, Courier wins 61 62 62

@MardyFish

Glad they are on my team! Well done bros!!! @Bryanbros@Bryanbrothers

AWESOME tennis from @JohnIsner !!! #GoUSA

Bob Bryan – On Facebook

It was a good day. There’s no better feeling than winning for your teammates and country. We look forward to getting behind John and Ryan tomorrow to try to get to 3 points. Go USA! -Bob

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