Rafael Nadal quelled French hopes of a comeback as he destroyed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the 4th rubber in three lopsided sets and ushered his team into the World Group finals, where they will face off against Argentina in a bid to claim their 5th Davis Cup. The South Americans on the other hand defeated the Serbians 3-2 in their semi-final tie at Belgrade. This will be their fourth appearance at the summit clash, and they will be looking to go one step further this time by claiming the coveted trophy.
Despite the return of Novak Djokovic for the Serbian Davis Cup team, they could not prevent the loss of their World Group semifinal tie at the hands of the Argentinians. All of Serbia's hopes rested on the World No.1's shoulders, who was expected to defeat Juan Martin Del Potro and level the tie at two apiece and give Janko Tipsarevic a chance to win it for his country in the final rubber. Yet the US Open champion's browbeaten body could not take the added exertions of another 5 setter, and he withdrew from the rubber trailing 7-6(5), 3-0 due to a rib and lower back injury. Tipsarevic however, managed to pull off a consolation win for his country against Juan Monaco. He was leading 6-2, 0-0 when Monaco retired from the match.