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07 April 2012

Reliable Bryans push USA ahead


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  • Craig Gabriel

ROQUEBRUNE CAP MARTIN, FRANCE: Bob and Mike Bryan proved why they are the world's best doubles team with a strong win over experienced Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra 64 64 76(4).

The twins talk to Craig Gabriel about facing the French crowd and how they are going to get the pom poms out to cheer on their team mates in the final day of USA's Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinal clash with France at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Captain Jim Courier reflects on the doubles match and looks ahead to the challenges that the team face on the final day when John Isner will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Ryan Harrison faces Gilles Simon. Of course, French captain Guy Forget could make a tactical substitution to Sunday's line-up.

Llodra and Benneteau give their thoughts on the defeat to the Bryan brothers, with Llodra admitting that in the end Bob and Mike were simply "too good for us". French captain Guy Forget also passes opinion on the day's events and remains optimistic about his team's chances.

Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) - 07/04/2012

Captain Jim Courier (USA) - 07/04/2012

Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA) - 07/04/2012

Captain Guy Forget (FRA) - 07/04/2012

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    • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
    • Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
    • USA supportersBob and Mike Bryan (USA)
    • Captain Guy Forget with Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)French supporters
    • Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
    • Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
    • Bob Bryan (USA)Captain Jim Courier (USA)
     
 
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    Monte Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune, France

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    Craig Gabriel

    Craig Gabriel has been in tennis broadcasting and reporting for 30 years. He covers all the Grand Slams as well as Davis Cup and Fed Cup. He has attended six Olympic Games and is the media director in Sydney and International Media Liaison in Shanghai. Craig also works on websites for Serena Williams and Andy Roddick.

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