VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Jeremy Chardy was the hero for France, winning both his singles rubbers to help his team clinch a narrow victory over Austria. The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead but were pegged back to 2-2, setting the stage for Chardy, who hadn't won a match all year before this weekend, to defeat Martin Fischer in a tense fifth rubber.
The full results are listed below:
R1: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) d. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 75 64 75
R2: Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Stefan Koubek (AUT) 60 62 63
R3: Oliver Marach / Jurgen Melzer (AUT) d. Julien Benneteau / Michael Llodra (FRA) 64 36 63 64
R4: Jurgen Melzer (AUT) d. Gilles Simon (FRA) 76(7) 36 16 64 60
R5: Jeremy Chardy (FRA) d. Martin Fischer (AUT) 26 76(4) 63 63