Benneteau The Big Quack

Responsible for putting the team of France Davis Cup on track, Julien Benneteau failed due to the modest Tobias Kamke. The weekend of the Blues looks more difficult than expected.

France where the hosts Germany in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup. Archi-Mannschaft favorites against a decimated and in crisis , the Blues are 1-0 following the surprise defeat Julien Benneteau – favorite Gael Monfils-beaten 6-7 (8), 3-6, 2-6 in 2:40 Tobias Kamke (96th worldwide, resident club ASPTT Metz).

France's team captain Arnaud Clement (R) talks to his player Julien Benneteau during their Davis Cup quarter-final single tennis match against Germany's Tobias Kamke in Nancy, Eastern France, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/ (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS) - RTR3JY69

“Nothing is ever preordained, has annoyed the Blue after his defeat. Look at what is happening in the Switzerland-Kazakhstan. Golubev has not won a match on the circuit since the beginning of the year and it beats the winner of the Australian Open (Stanislas Wawrinka, Ed). Is known since the beginning of the week we are favorites and we assume. Personally, I had never lost on the circuit before the match against Kamke (5-0, Ed) but at no time, I’m back on the ground, saying that it was sure that I would win. This is a Davis Cup match.”

Nothing, however, foreshadowed such a scenario, even the relative inexperience of the French in the simple issue (only his second). After a good month of March (six wins in eight matches between Indian Wells and Miami), Bressan played “very well” in training in the words of Arnaud Clement and his captain had very quickly adapted to the surface (indoor greenset). The beginning of the meeting was also one-sided. After first service game hooked Benneteau broke away on the scoreboard (4-0, service follow). That’s when the machine Agrippa.

The Machine Grinds To A Halt For No Reason

Yielding an initial commitment (4-1) – anecdotal loss then we thought – “Bennet” sank catch (4-4). Wasting three set points at 6-5 and two more in the tie-break, he finally gave the first round (7-6, 10 points to 8) after 1:16 game loss of the set had a devastating effect on morale already stunted Blue. Breake input second act, chasing the score, he woke up too late and appeared too passive on both balls débreak he got to 3-5.


Finding himself led two sets to love (6-7, 3-6), Benneteau could not even count on the support of French supporters, stunned, stunned and silenced by their German counterparts. The fate of the match was sealed after a new break conceded at 2-2 in the third set (2-6) .If it is not yet compromised, the qualification of France, if it should occur, will take longer to emerge. It first goes through a victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Peter Gojowczyk.

Results Of The Weekend:

From 13:30
Julien Benneteau (Fra) – Tobias Kamke (Ger) 6-7 (8), 3-6, 2-6
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Peter Gojowczyk (All)
From 14:00
M. Llodra / G. Monfils   (Fra)   – A. Begemann / T. Kamke (All)

From 13:30
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Tobias Kamke (All)
Julien Benneteau (Fra) – Peter Gojowczyk (All)

Germany leads 1-0.