France eliminated from the group stage

France, second in Group C, was eliminated Sunday from the Davis Cup in the group stage, unable to finish among the two best second of the six groups. Elimination was expected and the coup de grace came from the German Jan-Lennard Struff who, by beating two sets to zero the Austrian Dennis Novak, ensured his team or Serbia a better set ratio or of matches won / lost than France. Sweden was already guaranteed to finish in the best second nations and there was only one ticket left to take for the quarter-finals.