Captain Smith said: "Obviously it's tough losing two rubbers but it was always going to be a hard match on clay". But France have astonishing strength in depth and the fact they have not won the Davis Cup since 2001 is one of the most painful subjects in French sport.
Stoke City play host to Liverpool at the Bet365 Stadium this afternoon looking to reclaim a place in the top half of the Premier League table after four matches without success. Silva has proved a master tactician since succeeding Mike Phelan but he'll need a bit of luck, or a terrible display from the home team, to pull this one off.
Djokovic has dropped from his No. 1 ranking after a slump in form following his French Open title past year. France are in the semi-finals for the fifth time in eight years after Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut beat British duo Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot 7-6 (7) 5-7 7-5 7-5.
At least fans in Oakland still have the Warriors, who just recorded their 60th win of the season and look the favorites to win an National Basketball Association title-not to mention the Oakland Athletics open the 2017 season against the Los Angeles Angels Monday.
Dortmund visits Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday before welcoming French league leader Monaco for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday. From Bayer Leverkusen's 2002 Champions League runners up, Michael Ballack, Ze Roberto and Lucio ended up in Bavaria, while Miroslav Klose, Tim Borowski joined Bayern from Werder Bremen in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
The Bulldogs shot 33 percent in losing their first title-game appearance. But all anyone is going to remember is whistle-a-rama. North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks (3), tg24n= and Silas Melson battle for a loose ball during the second half in the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz .