France beat Belgium to win Davis Cup

 26 Nov 2017 - 20:46

France beat Belgium to win Davis Cup
France's Lucas Pouille and with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrate winning the Davis Cup REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

AFP

Lille, France: Lucas Pouille throttled Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's decisive fifth rubber to clinch a 10th Davis Cup title for France in front of a passionate Lille crowd.

Belgian ace David Goffin levelled the final at two points apiece after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in Sunday's opening reverse singles, but Pouille powered France to a first victory since 2001.