ROQUEBRUNE CAP MARTIN, FRANCE: French No. 1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga talks to Craig Gabriel immediately after his win over Ryan Harrison which secured France their first point of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinal clash with USA at the picturesque Monte Carlo Country Club. Tsonga made an easy transition from hard to clay court to secure his third straight Davis Cup win of the year moving his Davis Cup win/loss record to an impressive 13-2.
Teenager Harrison performed well considering it was his first live Davis Cup rubber and he was taking on the world No. 6. The American promised to learn from his experience and in particular from playing in front of such a one-sided crowd.
John Isner pulled USA level with a straight sets win over Gilles Simon. Isner overcame the French No. 2 63 62 75. His win puts extra emphasis on Saturday's doubles when USA will field World No. 1 doubles twins Bob and Mike Bryan, against Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra who hold a 3-1 win-loss record as a team in Davis Cup play.
Captain Guy Forget (FRA) - 06/04/2012
Gilles Simon (FRA) - 06/04/2012
Captain Jim Courier (USA) - 06/04/2012
John Isner (USA) - 06/04/2012
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) - 06/04/2012
Ryan Harrison (USA) - 06/04/2012