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Sep 14, 2014

No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth at Davis Cup

PARIS (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 14, 2014

Analysis – No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth

PARIS (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 14, 2014

No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth

PARIS (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 14, 2014

Tennis-No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth

PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) – France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way.

While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the singles, the less illustrious French can boast impressive strength in depth.

Sep 13, 2014

France reach Davis Cup final by beating holders Czech Republic

PARIS (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fired France into the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2010 when they gave the hosts a 3-0 lead against holders Czech Republic on Saturday.

After dropping the first set the French duo beat Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1 to earn victory with a day to spare at Roland Garros.

Sep 13, 2014

Tennis-France reach Davis Cup final by beating holders Czech Republic

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fired France into the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2010 when they gave the hosts a 3-0 lead against holders Czech Republic on Saturday.

After dropping the first set the French duo beat Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1 to earn victory with a day to spare at Roland Garros.

Sep 12, 2014

Armitage on France radar for sevens and 15s

PARIS (Reuters) – England flanker Steffon Armitage is on a 10-man list of foreign players who could potentially be picked to play international rugby for France, the French federation said on Friday.

Toulon’s Armitage, who won five England caps between 2009 and 2010, is listed alongside South African scrumhalf Rory Kockott and Australian flyhalf Brock James as France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has been tinkering with his halfbacks since taking over from Marc Lievremont after the 2011 World Cup.

Sep 12, 2014

Rugby-Armitage on France radar for sevens and 15s

PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) – England flanker Steffon Armitage is on a 10-man list of foreign players who could potentially be picked to play international rugby for France, the French federation said on Friday.

Toulon’s Armitage, who won five England caps between 2009 and 2010, is listed alongside South African scrumhalf Rory Kockott and Australian flyhalf Brock James as France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has been tinkering with his halfbacks since taking over from Marc Lievremont after the 2011 World Cup.

Sep 12, 2014

Tennis-Captain’s choice pays off as France lead Czech 2-0

PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet justified France captain Arnaud Clement’s faith with a crushing defeat of Czech Tomas Berdych as the hosts made a flying start in their bid to reach the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2010 on Friday.

Gasquet, preferred to Gael Monfils for the second singles berth, played some sublime tennis to subdue the world number six 6-3 6-2 6-3 at a sun-baked Roland Garros before Jo-Wilfried Tsonga thrashed Lukas Rosol 6-2 6-2 6-3 to give Les Bleus a commanding 2-0 semi-final lead against the champions.

Sep 12, 2014

Captain’s choice pays off as Gasquet gives France early lead

PARIS (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet justified France captain Arnaud Clement’s faith with a crushing defeat of Czech Tomas Berdych to give the hosts a flying start in the Davis Cup semi-final on Friday.

Gasquet, preferred to Gael Monfils for the second singles berth, played some sublime tennis to subdue the world No.6 6-3 6-2 6-3 at a sun-baked Roland Garros.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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