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Roger Federer clinches Davis Cup title for Switzerland
Roger Federer clinches Davis Cup title for Switzerland

Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection. The 33-year-old Federer and Stan Wawrinka had put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead Saturday with a straight-sets defeat of Gasquet and Julien Benneteau in the doubles. Federer was thrashed by Gael Monfils in his first singles match after struggling with a bad back but recovered as the weekend progressed and did not face a break point on Sunday. ...

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