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Roger Federer helps Switzerland take 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final
Roger Federer helps Switzerland take 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final

Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him after putting Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, in doubles, and Federer can secure the decisive point against Jo-Wilfied Tsonga in the first reverse singles on Sunday. Federer and Wawrinka, who won doubles gold at the 2008 Olympics, ended a four-game losing streak in Davis Cup at the right time, and posted their first win together in the event in three years. It was also their first doubles win on clay. They did not concede a single break and...

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