France have secured their place in September's Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals.
Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and the doubles pair Tsonga/Llodra won the required three points that gave them a ticket to the semifinals. The French have now won 18 consecutive live rubbers against Germany in a record dating back to the 1953.
The full results are listed below:
R1: Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Florian Mayer (GER) 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 3-6
R2: Philip Kohlschreiber (GER) d. Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-7(3) 6-7(5) 4-6
R3: Christopher Kas / Philip Petzschner (GER) d. Michael Llodra / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-7(4) 4-6 4-6
R4: Philipp Petzschner (GER) d. Michael Llodra (FRA) 6-3 6-4
R5: Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-7(3) 6-7(5)