Posted April 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Bob and Mike Bryan easily beat Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Saturday to give the United States a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarterfinal. The Bryans, the top-ranked doubles pairing, have not lost a Davis Cup match since 2008 and they were rarely troubled against a French pair that struggled to find any rhythm on the clay at the Monte Carlo Country Club. The French lacked aggression and were always up against it after losing their serve at the start of the first and second sets. The pressure in now on sixth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win against 11th-ranked John Isner on Sunday, to give No. 13 Gilles Simon a chance of leading France to victory against Ryan Harrison, ranked 66th, in the last singles match. ''Jo is capable of beating him,'' France captain Guy Forget said. ''We're better ranked than them, so we have to go out and win.'' Although the French showed more fight in the third set, their defeat was comprehensive as the Bryans did no...
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