Mannarino sends France’s clash with Germany to deciding doubles

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Germany’s Oscar Otte missed the chance of securing the hosts an early win against France at the Davis Cup after a 4-6, 3-6 defeat to Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday. The group tie, now 1-1, will be decided in the final doubles match later on Wednesday. Against Nicolas Mahut and Arthur Rinderknech, Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz will try to give Germany their first win over France in the competition since 1938. Earlier, Jan-Lennard Struff battled past Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead. Struff, ranked 132 in the world, crucially broke for 6-5 in the third set and pre…

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