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World Group Semifinal

16 Sep - 18 Sep 2011, Plaza de Toros de los Califas, Cordoba, Spain, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Rafael NADAL
    • Date of birth :  03 Jun 1986
    • Singles ranking :  4
    • Doubles ranking :  197
    • David FERRER
    • Date of birth :  02 Apr 1982
    • Singles ranking :  13
    • Doubles ranking : 
    • Fernando VERDASCO
    • Date of birth :  15 Nov 1983
    • Singles ranking :  48
    • Doubles ranking :  120
    • Feliciano LOPEZ
    • Date of birth :  20 Sep 1981
    • Singles ranking :  18
    • Doubles ranking :  17
  • Captain Albert COSTA
    • Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
    • Date of birth :  17 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking :  10
    • Doubles ranking :  351=
    • Gilles SIMON
    • Date of birth :  27 Dec 1984
    • Singles ranking :  31
    • Doubles ranking :  198
    • Richard GASQUET
    • Date of birth :  18 Jun 1986
    • Singles ranking :  15
    • Doubles ranking :  603
    • Michael LLODRA
    • Date of birth :  18 May 1980
    • Singles ranking : 
    • Doubles ranking : 
  • Captain Guy FORGET

News from the tie

  • Spain take giant step towards final
    Comfortable wins for Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer have put Spain 2-0 ahead on day one and left them needing one more point for a place in the final
  • French ruthless in doubles win
    Llodra and Tsonga totally dominated the doubles rubber against Lopez and Verdasco, allowing their opponents just three games in a clinically executed match
  • Nadal secures Spain's spot in Final
    Rafael Nadal has sealed Spain’s place in the Davis Cup Final for the third time in four years after a comprehensive victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


  • Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • Spain celebrates
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Fernando Verdasco (ESP) and Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Michael Llodra (FRA) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • French fans in Cordoba
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • The crowd in Cordoba
  • The stadium in Cordoba
  • Spain v France
  • The draw in Cordoba
  • Spain's Davis Cup team
  • Feliciano Lopez, Albert Costa and Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • Richard Gasquet (FRA)
  • French Davis Cup team
  • France press conference
  • French captain Guy Forget and Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP) and Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  • David Ferrer (ESP) and Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • David Ferrer (ESP), Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Albert Costa (ESP)
  • Captains Albert Costa and Guy Forget
  • Tie Summary

    Spain and France have played each other in 7 different occasions, with the Spaniards currently leading the series 5-2.

    A French team led by Gael Monfils comprehensively beat Spain 5-0 in their last meeting that took place last year, in Clermont-Ferrand. That French team went all the way to the final but lost to Serbia.

    Spain, led by world No.6 David Ferrer, booked its place in the semifinals by defeating USA 3-1 in Austin. The Spaniards fielded the same side that lifted the trophy in the 2008 final against Argentina. Despite the absence of its No. 1 player Rafael Nadal, Spain didn’t disappoint and showed that it has a wide group of talented players that could led the team to its third title in four years.

    France found reaching the last eight even more comfortable than the Spaniards. The French paid visit to Germany in Stuttgart and managed to improve their amazing record against their neighbours by winning the first three matches and securing the victory. The two teams have played four times in the past 16 years, and the Germans have not won a single live rubber.

    And more good news for France that enjoyed the return of one of its most successful players, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Wimbledon semifinalist won the decisive doubles rubber in partnership with Michael Llodra.
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  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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