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France levels at 2-2 against Germany

Sunday - 4/6/2014, 9:40am  ET

French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, right, gets encouragements from French team coach Arnaud Clement, left, during his single match against German player Tobias Kamke, in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup between France and Germany, in Nancy, eastern France, Sunday April 6, 2014.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

NANCY, France (AP) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to help France level at 2-2 with Germany in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday.

Tsonga jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first set and broke Kamke twice in the second. The Frenchman slapped a forehand winner to break for a 2-1 lead in the final set before clinching the victory with an ace.

On Friday, Kamke beat Julien Benneteau 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-2, and Peter Gojowczyk outlasted Tsonga 5-7, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (8), 8-6 to give Germany a 2-0 lead.

On Saturday, Michael Llodra and Benneteau defeated Kamke and Andre Begemann 6-1, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 to cut Germany's lead to 2-1.


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