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Team Switzerland, Davis Cup champions at last

Stan Wawrinka was the backbone of the Swiss tennis team, who were competing to earn their first ever Davis Cup trophy Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets on Sunday to lead his country to their first Davis Cup trophy. After hitting a cleverly disguised drop shot to win the match, Federer fell to his knees and took a bath in the red clay to celebrate. The list of...
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Switzerland Wins Its First Davis Cup — Federer Gets The Headlines, Many Deserve The Credit

On a certain undeniable level, the big banner headline for the 2014 Davis Cup Final is simply this: ROGER FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE DAVIS CUP TITLE, ADDING TO HIS LEGACY. When any athlete with Federer’s level of stature and centrality wins a prestigious championship for the first time at a latter point in his or her career, it’s a big deal. It should be. This is a point which does...
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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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Federer, Wawrinka give Swiss 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup final

  Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer and Wawrinka did not concede a single break and dominated the key points to withstand their opponent's charge in the second set. The teams ended the first day level at 1-1 after Wawrinka defeated...
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Switzerland Takes 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup Final

#459411544 / (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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2014 ATP Season In Review: Federer’s Revival, Hardcourt Chaos, And The Big Three

In reviewing a full year of men’s tennis, there’s no need to cover new ground — it’s been covered. You know the major stories. The time spent looking back at 2014 on the ATP World Tour is best used in the service of perspective and, in spots, appreciation for what’s happened since early January. The Davis Cup is its own separate drama — that will be written about next...
Via Attacking The Net
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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Djokovic claims title just by stepping onto the courts

Roger Federer fought hard to earn a place in the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals championship match, but his body did not allow him to compete for the title. As Djokovic found out Sunday, it does pay to show up. In a bizarre twist of events, Federer withdrew from the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals championship match with a back injury. Federer is the ultimate class act...
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Federer Withdraws from Year-End Final with Back Injury

Chalkdust Chronicles – Sad end to a low-key tournament   (November 16, 2014) LONDON – After semi-finals that finally set the tournament alight, there was an audible gasp from the crowds who had gathered for the Finals as Roger Federer wandered out in a cardigan and trousers to announce that he was pulling out of the ATP World Tour Finals with World No. 1 and two-time defending...
Via Tennis Panorama
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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Federer to face Djokovic in a Wimbledon rematch

The only player standing in Roger Federer’s way of a 7th Barclays ATP World Tour Final title, is Novak Djokovic. Federer barely survived his semifinal encounter against fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka, but now all eyes are on the prize. The semifinals, as promised, provided an unbelievable display of tennis. Djokovic defeated Nishikori 6-1 3-6 6-0 in one hour and 27 minutes...
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Roger Federer Is On A Mission In London

If you’ve listened to Roger Federer’s interviews in the past several months, whenever the topic of long-term goals or things he still hopes to accomplish comes up, he talks about regaining the #1 ranking in the world. We wrote recently about his quest for #1 in an article about his remaining career milestones, but the fact remains that a year ago, attaining the top ranking again...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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