Posted September 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
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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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