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Tennis Panorama :
By Guillaume Willecoq
MONTE CARLO COUNTRY CLUB – It’s finally Friday, almost after a week of training, Davis Cup begins in earnest with the official presentation of the teams at Noon as France plays host to the United States in a quarterfinal tie. The stands are not yet fully packed yet, and you can spot a few American flags. For the French team, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earns the biggest cheers. On the other hand, for the USA, there is a big ovation for Captain Jim Courier former French Open winner as he looks classy in his suit !
First match : Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d. Ryan Harrison 7-5, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in 3 hours.
- First service : 57% / 63%
- Aces : 5 / 6
- Double faults : 4 / 10
- Winners : 60 / 24
- Unforced errors : 53 / 35
- Break points : 7/13 / 4/13
- Net points won : 33 / 11
Ryan Harrison at his news conference :
“I didn’t play very well the break points. Jo made the big points, and was playing a bit better than me in the fourth. He gave me no chance to break him back.”
“To play ...
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John Isner's big serve and solid forehand proved too strong for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, defeating the Frenchman 6-3, 7-6 (4) 5-7, 6-3 Sunday to put the United States into the Davis Cup semifinals.
Tsonga had chances, but could only break his serve once as the Americans took an unassailable 3-1 lead, setting up a match against either Spain or Austria for a place in the final.
John Isner further enhanced his reputation as a threat on clay with a straight-sets win over Gilles Simon on Friday to give the United States hope of an upset against France in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
Isner, who beat Roger Federer on indoor clay in the first-round win in Switzerland, comfortably beat Simon 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 at the Monte Carlo Country Club to level at 1-1 against...
After two rubbers, the USA vs. France Davis Cup tie, being played on the clay courts of the Monte Carlo Country Club, has gone as expected. The tie began today with top-ranked Frenchman taking on 66th-ranked Ryan Harrison. The matched marked Harrison's first appearance in a live rubber, with his only prior Davis Cup experience coming in a dead rubber against Switzerland earlier...
France captain Guy Forget picked injured Gilles Simon to play singles against John Isner of the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinal.
Although the 13th-ranked Simon is nursing a sore back and had little practice, Forget selected him Thursday ahead of lower-ranked Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra.
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Draw for the Davis Cup quarterfinal between France and the United States on outdoor clay at the Monte Carlo Country Club:
Friday Singles Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, vs. Ryan Harrison, United States.
Gilles Simon, France, vs. John Isner, United States.
Saturday Doubles Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra, France, vs. Bob and Mike Bryan, United States.
Sunday Singles Jo-Wilfried...
John Isner was just a few wins away (or an early exit by Mardy Fish) from being the American #1 two weeks ago. He recently entered the top 10, though only stayed there for 1 week before sliding back down to #11. Isner may be 26 years old, but he is young in years on the ATP tour (he turned pro in 2007 after playing college tennis). Isner is going to have to get used to the fact that...
Tennis Channel will provide exclusive coverage of the U.S. Davis Cup team’s quarterfinal competition against France in Monaco, this weekend, with live and same-day, “Instant Encore” replays Friday through Sunday. John Isner, World No. 11, leads a U.S. team of tennis up-and-comer Ryan Harrison and top-ranked doubles brothers Bob and Mike Bryan against France’s World No...
By Guillaume Willecoq
Sunshine, petits fours, Easter Eggs and players around the swimming-pool of the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel – welcome to the official draw of the France – USA Davis Cup quarterfinal.
The referee Andreas Egli, who is also in charge at the Australian Open, picked up the name of the players of the first rubber with French Swim Champion Yannick Agnel. The name...
Results from the Davis Cup quarterfinal between France and the United States at the Monte Carlo Country Club:
France 1, United States 2 Saturday Doubles Bob and Mike Bryan, United States, def. Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra, France, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Friday Singles Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 7-5, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
John Isner, United States...