France to the fore in Cup

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - SPORT -

FRANCE moved one step closer to a 10th Davis Cup ti­tle when Richard Gas­quet and Pierre-Hugues Her­bert beat Ruben Bemel­mans and Joris De Loore 6-1 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the fi­nal against neigh­bours Bel­gium yes­ter­day.

The French pair, in their first com­pet­i­tive match to­gether, were down a break in the third set when Bemel­mans suf­fered a melt­down, al­low­ing Les Bleus to turn the sit­u­a­tion around. –Reuters

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