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  • French player Jo Wilfried Tsonga wipes his face during his match against Amir Weintraub of Israel, in the first round of the Davis Cup between Israeli and France, in Rouen, western France, Friday Feb. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Friday, February 01, 2013 1:09 pm

Tsonga, Gasquet give France 2-0 lead vs Israel

The Associated Press

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet won their opening singles Friday to give France a 2-0 lead against Israel in the first round of the Davis Cup.

The eighth-ranked Tsonga defeated Amir Weintraub 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, and Gasquet followed up with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win against Dudi Sela.

France can clinch its spot in the quarterfinals if Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra win their doubles against Jonathan Erlich and Sela on Saturday.