20 Sep 2010

France crush Argentina to reach Davis Cup final

12:24 pm on 20 September 2010

France rubber-stamped their Davis Cup final place in style by completing an emphatic 5-0 victory over Argentina in their semi-final.

Leading 4-0 after Gilles Simon's 7-6 6-7 6-3 defeat of Eduardo Schwank earlier in the day, France secured the whitewash when Arnaud Clement beat Horacio Zeballos 7-5 6-1 in the final singles rubber.

It was France's second straight 5-0 win in the competition, following a quarter-final demolition of defending champions Spain.

They also defeated Germany 4-1 in the first round.

France will face Serbia in the Cup final in December.