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World Group Quarterfinal

06 Apr - 08 Apr 2012, Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune, France, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
    • Date of birth:  17 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking:  12
    • Doubles ranking:  156
    • Gilles SIMON
    • Date of birth:  27 Dec 1984
    • Singles ranking:  21
    • Doubles ranking:  425
    • Julien BENNETEAU
    • Date of birth:  20 Dec 1981
    • Singles ranking:  25
    • Doubles ranking:  5
    • Michael LLODRA
    • Date of birth:  18 May 1980
    • Singles ranking:  268
    • Doubles ranking:  26
  • Team captain Guy FORGET
    • John ISNER
    • Date of birth:  26 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking:  19
    • Doubles ranking:  170
    • Ryan HARRISON
    • Date of birth:  07 May 1992
    • Singles ranking:  189
    • Doubles ranking:  104
    • Bob BRYAN
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1978
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
    • Mike BRYAN
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1978
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
  • Team captain Jim COURIER

News from the tie

  • All square in France
    John Isner hit back for the Americans in Friday's second match, defeating Gilles Simon in straight sets to make it 1-1 ahead of the doubles.
  • Doubles no trouble for Americans
    The ever-reliable Bryan brothers gave USA a crucial 2-1 lead after defeating Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra 64 64 76 in Saturday's doubles
  • Isner downs Tsonga to send USA into semis
    John Isner has sealed USA’s place in the World Group semifinals for the first time since 2008 with victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Monte Carlo Country Club

Photos

  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA) with captain Guy Forget
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA) with captain Jim Courier
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
  • Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • John Isner (USA) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • French fans
  • Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Jim Courier (USA)
  • Jim Courier (USA)
  • American flag
  • Captain Jim Courier (USA)
  • French supporters
  • Captain Guy Forget with Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • USA supporters
  • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Bob Bryan (USA)
  • Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Jim Courier (USA) and John Isner (USA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA) and Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA) and Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Monte Carlo Country Club
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA) and Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • John Isner (USA) and Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Jim Courier (USA) and John Isner (USA)
  • The Netheads
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Ryan Harrison and Jim Courier (USA)
  • Jim Courier (USA)
  • Monte Carlo Country Club
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA)
  • French fans
  • Team USA
  • Team USA
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Gilles Simon (FRA)
  • Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Michael Llodra (FRA) and Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • John Isner (USA)
  • Ryan Harrison (USA) and Jim Courier (USA)
  • FFT President Jean Gachassin and French swimmer Yannick Agnal
  • Team France
  • Team France
  • Yannick Agnal helps out at the draw
  • USA's Jim Courier, John Isner and Ryan Harrison
  • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
  • Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • Julien Benneteau (FRA) and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Tie Summary

    France against the USA is one of the oldest Davis Cup rivalries, dating all the way back to 1905 when the competition was first expanded. Since, there have been a total of 15 meetings with the USA edging the series 8-7. The most recent meeting witnessed a win for the American’s on home soil following a trend whereby only twice has a visiting team come away with the win.

    The French team are looking for a third consecutive semifinal berth and with six players ranked inside the Top 50 captain Guy Forget certainly has plenty at his disposal in what he has promised will be his final season at the helm. A potentially tricky away tie to Canada in the first round was navigated with relative ease in a 4-1 victory led by two singles victories from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

    Having overcome a Switzerland team, which included both Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, on clay in Fribourg it might be permitted to forgive a renewed American optimism. It will be Captain Jim Courier’s task to ensure that his players do not take a potentially stronger French team for granted.

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