Thursday, February 23, 2017

Davis Cup: France, Australia enter quarters

France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert (left) and Nicolas Mahut celebrate their win in Tokyo on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Tokyo: France wrapped up victory in their Davis Cup first-round tie against Japan after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won Saturday’s doubles to give the visitors an unassailable 3-0 lead to enter quarter-finals.

The Wimbledon champions swatted aside Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Meanwhile, doubles pair John Peers and Sam Groth gave Australia 3-0 lead over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup World Group with a crushing straight sets victory to enter quarter-finals in Melbourne on Saturday.

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