BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Singles wins by France's Gael Monfils and Serbia's Novak Djokovic Friday left the two countries tied at 1-1 in the Davis Cup final.
Monfils began the best-of-five championship with a 6-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 victory over Janko Tipsarevic. Djokovic then pulled his country into a tie by downing Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 7-5.
Monfils takes on Djokovic and Simon plays Tipsarevic in reverse singles Saturday.
France is seeking its 10th Davis Cup title, Serbia its first.
The French team captain is Guy Forget and the Serbs' captain is Bogdan Obradovic.