France's team hold the trophy after winning the Davis Cup World Group final tennis match between France and Belgium at The Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq near Lille on November 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Denis Charlet (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

France defeat Belgium to secure 10th Davis Cup crown

France have ended a 16-year drought, defeating Belgium 3-2 to claim their 10th Davis Cup crown.

With the tie level at 2-2, Frenchman Lucus Pouille sealed the win for the hosts, with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 win over Steve Darcis.

Earlier in the day, David Goffin kept Belgium’s hopes alive with a straight sets win over Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, after France took a 2-1 lead into the final day with victory in the doubles on Saturday.

France’s last title came in 2001 and they lost in the final in 2002, 2010 and 2014.

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