Posted September 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
U.S. Open semifinalist Stanislas Wawrinka helped put Switzerland in control of its Davis Cup World Group playoff against Ecuador on Friday as the hosts took a 2-0 lead after the opening singles. The 10th-ranked Wawrinka eased past No. 340 Emilio Gomez 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in his return to action six days after losing to Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows. Later, 164th-ranked Swiss Marco Chiudinelli beat No. 295 Julio-Cesar Campozano 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7) on the indoor hard court surface. Wawrinka and Chiudinelli will team up in Saturday's doubles against Gonzalo Escobar and Roberto Quiroz. Swiss No. 1 Roger Federer is skipping the Davis Cup this year.
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