Davis Cup semi-finals: Score Card

Davis Cup semi-finals: Score Card

PRAGUE (APP) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sent France into the Davis Cup semi-finals after beating Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on Sunday to hand his team an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the quarter-finals.

On the hardcourt of the Werk Arena in the eastern Czech steel hub of Trinec, world number 10 Tsonga beat 50th-ranked Vesely 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 7-5 in three hours and 28 minutes.

In their quest for the first Davis Cup title since 2001, France will now face either the United States or Croatia in the semi-finals.

In a clash of the teams' number-one players, the 23-year-old Vesely took the first set on a single break and both held on to their serves in the second, which went to Tsonga, 31, in a tie-break.

A dominant Tsonga then broke Vesely's serve for the first time to win the third set.

In the fourth set, Tsonga survived three break points in game six and broke again five games later to win the rubber.