France are one match win away from claiming their spot in the Davis Cup World Group quarter finals after Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both scored comfortable wins to give the French a 2-0 lead over Israel. World no.
8 Tsonga scored a win over Amir Weintraub 63 63 46 75 and thatw as followed by Gasquet, who beat Dudi Sela 63 62 62. It may be some consolation for him to hear that Clement expects him to finish the year in the top hundred.
Weintraub is ranked outside the top 100 but impressed many in taking Tsonga to four sets, including French captan Arnaud Clement, who expects him to break into the top 100 if he can sustain this level of play. Weintraub commented, "“No, I played well, I was not really in difficulty.
but, anyway, he played good tennis at this moment and it’s good for him. I was at the same place as him before. I know when you play against a better player you always play your best tennis because you don’t have choice.” Tsonga commentd, "He’s not always playing the right shot.
For us [leading players] it’s a bit strange because you play the ball somewhere and you think the ball will come back in a certain part of the court and it comes back in another part, so it’s never easy to play against a guy like this.”