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Roger Federer Win Clinches Switzerland’s First Davis Cup Title

  #459453848 / gettyimages.com (November 23, 2014) Switzerland became the 14th country to claim the country’s first Davis Cup title on Sunday when they defeated France 3- 1 in Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France. In front of a record setting crowd of 27,448, world No. 2 Roger Federer clinched the tie for Switzerland defeating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, falling to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

France captain under fire after Davis Cup loss to Switzerland

LILLE, France -- The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup. First, they first picked clay for the contest in the northern French city of Lille and decided to host the tie in a football stadium to get maximum support from the home fans. Then they gathered for a one-week training camp to strengthen the team's cohesion ahead of the final...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

France captain under fire after David Cup loss

LILLE, France (AP) The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup. First, they first picked clay for the contest in the northern French city of Lille and decided to host the tie in a football stadium to get maximum support from the home fans. Then they gathered for a one-week training camp to strengthen the team's cohesion ahead of the final....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Richard Gasquet replaces Tsonga, will face Roger Federer

LILLE, France -- Richard Gasquet will play the first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final against Roger Federer Sunday as France looks to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Switzerland. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was initially set to face the 17-time Grand Slam champion but is sidelined with an elbow injury that already ruled him out of the doubles rubber, according to the French tennis...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup finals: The Swiss finally take a stand

The Davis Cup finals are underway and after two days of play in Lille, France, the Swiss are well on their way to winning a title. Dominant play by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka took the neutrality out of Switzerland and put them on the offensive. Despite many concerns coming into the competition, Switzerland has done remarkably well. They lead the French 2-1 and with a win...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Switzerland Takes 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup Final

#459411544 / gettyimages.com (November 22, 2014) Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland an important 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup final on Saturday, when they defeated France’s doubles team of Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in Lille, France. Switzerland’s captain Severin Luthi made the move to place the 2008 Olympic champion doubles team instead...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer fit for doubles in Davis Cup final

LILLE, France (AP) Roger Federer is fit enough to play the Davis Cup final doubles with Stan Wawrinka against French pair Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau on Saturday. France and Switzerland ended the first day at 1-1 after Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Federer lost in straight sets to Gael Monfils in the opening singles on Friday. Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of Davis Cup support

LILLE, France -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of support

LILLE, France (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

France Evens Tie Against Switzerland in Davis Cup Final

#459371386 / gettyimages.com (November 21, 2014) France leveled the Davis Cup final against Switzerland at 1-1 at the end of day one in Lille, France when Gael Monfils dispatched Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. I was Monfils’ first win over the world No. 2 on clay. Monfils hit 44 winners in the less than two hour match. Federer pulled out of the final of the ATP year-end...
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Wawrinka puts Switzerland ahead of France in final

LILLE, France (AP) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final. Wawrinka started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles with an aggressive display that paid off. Wawrinka, who scored 25 points at the net, sealed the match on...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draw Set for Davis Cup Final – France Versus Switzerland

(November 20, 2014) The draw has been set for the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland this weekend in Lille, France on a clay court. After speculation about Roger Federer, who pulled out of the final ATP World Tour Finals with a back injury, the 17-time major champion will participate in Davis Cup this weekend. Roger Federer will face off against Gael Monfils in the second...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

France unchanged to face Swiss in Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) France captain Arnaud Clement has named an unchanged team to face Roger Federer's Switzerland in the Davis Cup final next week. The 12th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is selected along with 19th-ranked Gael Monfils, No. 26 Julien Benneteau, and No. 27 Richard Gasquet. When France beat defending champion the Czech Republic 4-1 last month, Gasquet and Tsonga won their singles...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

France captain picks 4 players for Davis Cup camp

PARIS (AP) Despite their poor results at the Paris Masters, France captain Arnaud Clement is sticking with his regular players for the Davis Cup final against Switzerland. Clement has picked four players - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon - for a training camp in Bordeaux next week ahead of the final from Nov. 21-23 in the northern city of Lille...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal: "I feel much better...I'm in good shape."

Rafael Nadal returned to action today after almost three months away in an exhibition match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Astana, Khazakhstan. He defeated the Frenchie 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4.After injuring his right wrist in practice, he skipped the entire North American hard-court season, including the US Open, to rehabilitate it. He hasn't played a competitive match since falling...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup

PARIS (AP) France has decided to play its Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from Nov. 21-23. France is third on the list of all-time winners and bidding for a 10th Davis Cup title. Switzerland is looking...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

David Goffin tops Joao Sousa to claim Moselle Open championship

  Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season and has now won 34 of his past 36 matches at all levels. After winning his maiden title on clay in Kitzbuehel...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Goffin wins 2nd career title at Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season and has now won 34 of his past 36 matches at all levels. After winning his maiden title...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Tsonga ousted by Goffin in Moselle Open quarterfinals

  Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, who advanced after third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Looking to win the Moselle title for the third time, Tsonga dominated the first...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Goffin beats top-seeded Tsonga in Moselle quarters

METZ, France (AP) Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, who advanced after third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Looking to win the Moselle title for the third time, Tsonga dominated...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sousa, Nieminen advance at Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Sousa will next play Igor Sijsling at the indoor tournament. Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen set up a meeting with former Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz after beating Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1, 6-4. After playing a crucial...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Vesely salvages pride for Czechs

PARIS (AP) Jiri Vesely salvaged some pride for the Czech Republic as he beat Julien Benneteau 6-4, 6-3 in a consolation win against France in the semfinal of the Davis Cup on Sunday. France earned its place in the final for the first time since 2010 on Saturday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet won the doubles to give the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead against the two...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup Results for September 13, 2014

(September 13, 2014) France, who clinched a spot in the final on Saturday – and the winner of the other semifinal between Switzerland and Italy – will contest the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November. The winners of the eight World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2015 World Group, while the losers will contest their respective Zone Group I competition in 2015. Australia...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

France qualifies for Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday. Tsonga and Gasquet, who won their singles on Friday, gave Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek a rare doubles defeat in Davis Cup, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-1 at Roland Garros. France makes the final for the first...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup Results for September 12, 2014

WORLD GROUP SEMIFINALS   FRANCE leads CZECH REPUBLIC 2-0 Venue: Roland Garros, Paris, FRA (clay – outdoor) Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 63 62 63 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 62 62 63 Julien Benneteau/Gael Monfils (FRA) v Radek Stepanek/Jiri Vesely (CZE) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Tomas Berdych (CZE) Richard Gasquet (FRA) v Lukas Rosol (CZE)  ...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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