Serbia, Argentina make Davis Cup semifinals

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France held an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Spain coming into the reverse singles. It clinched the sweep thanks to Gilles Simon’s 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) victory over Nicolas Almagro and Julien Benneteau’s 7-6 (3), 6-4 defeat of Feliciano Lopez.

The French, who have won the Davis Cup nine times, dealt Spain its first 5-0 Davis Cup loss since 1957, when the team was thrashed by South Africa.

Chile won one of the reverse singles matches to save some face in a 4-1 loss to the Czech Republic.

The Czechs had secured the victory by surging to a 3-0 lead Saturday.

Jorge Aguilar defeated Lukas Dlouhy 6-1, 7-6 (6) Sunday for Chile’s only victory. Also on Sunday, Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic defeated Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan 7-6 (2), 6-2.


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