Swiss Sensation Stuns France In Davis Cup of Tennis

Swiss Sensation Stuns France In Davis Cup of Tennis

The Swiss team led by Roger Federer on 23rd November 2014, defeated France and won the Davis Cup of Tennis. The Swiss tennis team defeated the French team to win 3-1 at the finals played at Lille Stade Pierre Mauroy in France.

Davis Cup Results

Round 1 was when Stan Warwinka of Switzerland defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France to win 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2.

During Round 2, Gael Monfils of France defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland, 6-1,6-4, 6-3.

For Round 3, Roger Federer and Stan Warwick defeated Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet from France, 6-3, 7-5 and 6-4

During Round 4, Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated Richard Gasquet(France), 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2.

Many Triumphs

In the competition’s 115 year old history, Switzerland became the 14th nation to have won the Davis Cup. The Davis Cup 2014 between France and Switzerland witnessed a record crowd of 27,228 viewers.

The top three teams following the Davis Cup 2014 results are Czech Republic, Switzerland and France.

Regarding the Davis Cup

A premier international team event in men’s tennis, the Davis Cup is run by the International Tennis Federation/ITF. It is contested annually between team mates from competing nations following a knock out format. The competition commenced between Great Britain and the US in 1900 as a challenge between the two nations. Women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup.

Among the nations, the Czech Republic and the US are the only two nations to have both Davis and Fed Cup titles within the same year. Richard Gasquet was defeated by Roger Federer in a first reserve singles match. 17 time Grand Slam title winner Federer Gives Switzerland its first title in the team competition.

Winner Takes It All

"I'm happy I was able to stay calm and play a good match, and I'm really happy for the guys in the team, everybody worked incredibly hard to get me match ready," Federer said. "Stan has put in so much effort over the years and played an unbelievable weekend that gave me the opportunity today. I'm very much aware of that, this one is for the boys.”

"He was not unbeatable today, but he only made a few mistakes," said Gasquet according to ESPN, "It's a shame I could not get any break point.”

“It's not for me, I've won enough in my career and did not need to tick any empty boxes. I'm just happy for everybody else. I'm happy we could live a great tennis historic moment in our country,” Federer said regarding his victory.
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