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Tsonga lifts France to win over Canada

World No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga breezed past Frank Dancevic on Sunday and sent France to a Davis Cup quarterfinals meeting with the United States.

Tsonga needed just around two hours to knock off Dancevic 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 and give France an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie with Canada.

The French, who carried a 2-1 lead into Sunday, will now host a quarterfinal tie with the United States in April. The Americans completed a surprising 5-0 sweep of Switzerland earlier in the day.

Tsonga's scheduled opponent, Milos Raonic, pulled out of the match because of knee pain he felt following a doubles loss on Saturday.

Taking his place, Dancevic made 27 unforced errors -- and had the same number of winners -- while Tsonga fired nine aces and 41 winners against 20 unforced errors.

Canada's Vasek Pospisil and France's Gael Monfils were meeting in the other singles match Sunday to finish off the tie. Monfils replaced Julien Benneteau.

France owns nine Davis Cup titles, the last coming in 2001, while Canada has never reached a World Group final. France improved to 2-0 all-time against the Canadians, with the previous victory coming in Paris in 1966.