Aus­tralia, France lead Davis semis

The Citizens' Voice - - WILDLIFE -

Two-time Grand Slam cham­pi­ons Ni­co­las Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Her­bert beat Filip Kra­ji­novic and Ne­nad Zi­mon­jic 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3) for France to lead Ser­bia 2-1 in the Davis Cup semi­fi­nals on Satur­day.

Apart from a scare in the third set when the Serb pair won four games in a row, Mahut and Her­bert were in con­trol on the in­door clay court and put France one win away from its 18th Davis Cup fi­nal.

In the other semi­fi­nal in Brus­sels, Aus­tralia also needs just one more point to reach the fi­nal for the first time since it won the ti­tle in 2003 af­ter John Peers and Jor­dan Thomp­son breezed past Arthur de Greef and Ruben Bemel­mans of Bel­gium 6-3, 6-4, 6-0.

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