The Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga sentenced France’s pass in the Davis Cup semifinals, after achieving the third point for his team after beating the Czech Jiri Vesely 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 and 7 -5.
Tsonga, the only ‘top ten’ on the circuit to participate in the quarterfinals of this competition, retaliated for Friday’s game, when he lost to Lukas Rosol and allowed the Czech Republic to take advantage in the series.
The French team, however, turned the situation around and managed to win the rest of the matches. Lucas Pouille beat Vesely on Friday and on Saturday Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won the doubles match.
Tsonga, who had to overcome the initial advantage of Vesely, who scored the first set, turned the situation around. He tied thanks to the ‘tie break’ in the second round and scored more easily the remaining two after three and a half hours of play at the Werk Arena in Trinec, in the Czech Republic.
France, a nine-time Davis Cup winner, the last in 2001, will seek to return to the final after the one it lost to Switzerland in 2014, to the winner of the clash between the United States and Croatia. EFE.