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Tennis: France romp past Israel

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Michael Llodra and Julien Benneteau teamed up to move France into the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup on Saturday as they powered past Israeli pairing Dudi Sela and Jonathan Erlich.

The French duo won 7-6 (7/3), 6-1, 6-0 in the doubles to cement an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the tie.

Llodra and Benneteau overcame a tight first set before adding to relatively straightforward victories Friday by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga over Amir Weintraub and Richard Gasquet over Sela, rendering Sunday's reverse singles immaterial.

France will now either head to Argentina or host Germany in April - the South Americans led 2-0 after the opening day in their tie.

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