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Gael Monfils routs Roger Federer to even Davis Cup final, 1-1
Gael Monfils routs Roger Federer to even Davis Cup final, 1-1

Despite a speedy recovery from a back injury to make it back for the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer looked a shadow of himself in a straight-sets loss to Gael Monfils on Friday as France leveled the tie at 1-1 on Friday. Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and posted his first win on clay over the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who decided to play despite the injury that forced him to pull out of the title match at the ATP Finals last Sunday. Federer had only two short training sessions earlier this week and looked out of sorts while Monfils hit 44 winners including 10 aces. The Swiss, who is chasing a maiden win in the team competition, dropped his serve five times and could not convert the two...

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