France completes sweep of Israel with dead-rubber wins

by: AP February 02, 2013

ROUEN, France -- Michael Llodra and Richard Gasquet won their reverse singles in straight sets on Sunday as France completed a 5-0 rout of Israel in their first-round Davis Cup match.

Llodra had helped France win Saturday's doubles and had little trouble beating Noam Okun 6-3, 7-6 (5), before Gasquet followed up his win in Friday's opening singles with a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 win against Amir Weintraub.

France will travel to Argentina in the quarterfinals in April.

Julien Benneteau helped Llodra win the doubles, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won in singles on Friday to score the other point in captain Arnaud Clement's debut since taking over from Guy Forget.

More Stories

Roger Federer wins opening match against teen Frances Tiafoe

The two-time Miami champion didn't have much trouble winning in straight sets.

Rafael Nadal easily advances in second-round victory against Sela

The Spaniard has yet to add the Miami Open to his collection of 28 Masters titles.

Court Report: Dimitrov gets ousted; Muguruza makes huge comeback

A major upset and incredibly close calls ruled the Miami Open in it's third day.