September 14, 2014 / 1:23 PM / 3 years ago

France wraps up Czech Republic tie with 4-1 win

PARIS (Reuters) - France wrapped up their Davis Cup semi-final tie against holders Czech Republic 4-1 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil.

(From L, visible faces) French team captain Arnaud Clement, Julien Benneteau, Michael Llodra and Gilles Simon react after their victory over Czech Republic in the semi-final of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Julien Benneteau lost 6-4 6-3 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 5-7 6-4 7-5 in the reverse singles at Roland Garros.

Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga secured the winning point in Saturday’s doubles by beating Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1.

On Friday, Gasquet defeated Berdych 6-3 6-2 6-3 while Tsonga defeated Rosol 6-2 6-2 6-3.

Les Bleus will take on Switerland in the final at home on Nov. 21-23.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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