France and Belgium to Face Off in Davis Cup Final
(September 17, 2017) It will be France versus Belgium in the Davis Cup final this December.
Sundya afternoon in Lille, France, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clinched the tie for France, defeating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-2. It gave France an unassailable 3-1 lead. France lost the 2010 final to Serbia, so it was a bit of revenge for “Les Bleus.”
France will take on Belgium in the final. Belgium’s David Goffin and Steve Darcis provided heroics for the “chocolate makers” winning both their singles rubbers on Sunday to beat Australian 3-2 on indoor clay in Brussels.
Goffin rallied past Nick Kyrgios 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. While Darcis clinched the tie 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 over Jordan Thompson. This will be Belgium’s second final appearance in three years.
France will be looking to win the cup for the first time since 2001.
The final will be held in Belgium November 24-26.