US Open Championship in New York
Russia's Nikolay Davydenko, fifth seed, serves to Dudi Sela of Israel in first-round action at the U.S. Open tennis championship held at the U.S. National Tennis Center on August 27, 2008 in Flushing Meadows, New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
No. 8-seeded Benoit Paire rolled to a first-round win Tuesday at the Open Sud de France ATP tournament.
Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra, losing just one game in the final two sets Saturday against Israeli players, clinched a Davis Cup series for France.
Richard Gasquet raced through a straight-set win Friday that gave France a 2-0 lead in its best-of-five Davis Cup series against Israel.
France takes a powerhouse lineup, including Top 10 players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet, into this weekend's Davis Cup series versus Israel.
Benoit Paire, losing only one game Thursday, steamrolled his way into the quarterfinals of the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.
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France's fifth-seeded Benoit Paire reached the second round with a victory but No. 7 seed Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan was bounced Tuesday at the Chennai Open.
Second-seeded Richard Gasquet rallied from the brink of elimination and pulled off a second-round win Thursday at the Thailand Open.