Albert Ramos salvages some pride for Spain in Davis Cup semis against France

Albert Ramos won a meaningless point for Spain when he beat France's Richard Gasquet in the Davis Cup semifinal.

Published: 16th September 2018 07:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2018 07:25 PM   |  A+A-

Albert Ramos

Spanish tennis star Albert Ramos (File | AP)


VILLENEUVE-D'ASCQ: Albert Ramos won a meaningless point for Spain when he beat France's Richard Gasquet on Sunday in the Davis Cup semifinal in Villeneuve d'Ascq.

France had clinched an unassailable 3-0 lead on Saturday when veteran duo Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut beat Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers in the doubles.

That meant Sunday's reverse singles were played in a curtailed format and, after both players had won one set, Ramos took the match in a super tie-break, 1-6, 6-4 (14-12).

Nicholas Mahut of France faces Marcel Granollers in the final singles. 

In the final, France will face either Croatia or the USA who were tied at 2-2 in Zadar after Sam Querrey beat Marin Cilic in Sunday's first singles.

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