First Davis Cup victory

Davis Cup Final, France Rubber 4, Day 3: [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR26] Richard Gasquet (FRA) The Swiss team can celebrate its first Davis Cup trophy thanks to Federer’s determined play today.  However, we cannot forget that [CR4] Stan Wawrinka played just as important a role in this victory. Although it was unlikely that the French…

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No match for an ailing Federer

Davis Cup Final, France Rubber 3, Day 2: [SUI] Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka  vs. [FRA] Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet The Swiss team was confident from the start of the match.  Playing aggressively and striking the ball with conviction, they broke Benneteau to take the first set.  Although the French team had numerous opportunities in the…

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First time for Monfils

Davis Cup Final, France Rubber 2, Day 1: [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR19] Gael Monfils (FRA) The influence of your country, that is what makes Davis Cup special.  Some players rise to the occasion, buoyed by the will of a nation wanting their success.  Monfils rose to the occasion today, staying focused and playing intelligent tennis, he…

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Backfired!

Davis Cup Final, France Rubber 1, Day 1: [CR4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [CR12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Arnaud Clement (French Captain) may regret picking clay, in the hopes of thwarting [CR2] Roger Federer’s attempt at winning his first Davis Cup trophy, instead of picking a surface his team has excelled on. Tsonga on clay is a…

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