• France captain under fire after David Cup loss

    LILLE, France (AP) -- The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup.

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  • Roger Federer's Switzerland wins Davis Cup final

    LILLE, France (AP) -- Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest trophy with others.

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  • Tennis-This one's for the boys, says gracious Federer

    By Julien Pretot LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention towards his Switzerland team mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4…

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  • List of Davis Cup champions since 1946

    LILLE, France (Reuters) - List of Davis Cup champions and runners-up since 1946 after Switzerland beat France 3-1 in the final on Sunday: 2014 Switzerland beat France 3-1 2013 Czrch Republic beat Serbia 3-2 2012 Czech Republic beat Spain 3-2 2011 Spain beat Argentina 3-1 2010 Serbia beat France 3-2…

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  • Tennis-Gassquet to face Federer in Davis Cup singles

    LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Richard Gasquet was called up in place of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to face Roger Federer in the first reverse singles of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland, organisers said on Sunday. Tsonga did not play in Saturday's doubles despite having been tipped to…

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  • Swiss praise for Bryan brothers' coach

    LILLE, France (AP) -- Switzerland captain Severin Luthi's decision to hire Bob and Mike Bryan's coach to help his team prepare for the Davis Cup final doubles match proved to be a masterstroke.

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  • Gasquet replaces Tsonga in Davis Cup final

    LILLE, France (AP) — Richard Gasquet will play the first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final against Roger Federer Sunday as France looks to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Switzerland.

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  • Davis Cup final is still all about Federer

    By Julien Pretot LILLE, France (Reuters) - It could have been Stan Wawrinka's moment, but the Davis Cup final is all about Roger Federer after all. Wawrinka has hit top form again in the wake of a convincing display at the ATP World Tour Finals, giving Switzerland the first point against France on…

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  • Scott says in good shape for McIlroy showdown in Sydney

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Adam Scott's bid for an unprecedented hat-trick of titles at his home Australian Masters fell agonizingly short on Sunday, but the world number two declared himself in good shape ahead of his re-match with Rory McIlroy at the Australian Open this week. Scott…

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  • Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland

    By Julien Pretot LILLE, France (Reuters) - Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland's maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday. The 17-times grand slam champion shook off back problems during the weekend and…

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  • Tennis-France just could not contain Federer and Wawrinka

    (Adds Wawrinka quotes) By Julien Pretot LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Even though they had started the Davis Cup final confident of victory, the defeated France team were forced to concede on Sunday that a Roger Federer-inspired Swiss outfit had simply been too strong for them. Following the…

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  • Switzerland on the brink of Davis Cup glory after doubles win

    By Julien Pretot LILLE, France (Reuters) - Switzerland made a big step towards a maiden Davis Cup title when they took a 2-1 lead in the final against hosts France with Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka's 6-3 7-5 6-4 win in the doubles against Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau on Saturday.…

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  • Tennis - Halep, Kvitova to play in Sydney International

    - World number three Simona Halep and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will headline the Sydney International women's field in January, organisers have said.

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  • Gael-force Monfils blows France back into final

    By Julien Pretot LILLE France (Reuters) - Gael Monfils rose to the occasion as he upset Roger Federer 6-1 6-4 6-3 to help France level the Davis Cup final with Switzerland 1-1 on Friday. After Stan Wawrinka had given the Swiss a 1-0 lead by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2, Monfils was at…

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  • Tennis - Tennis: Swiss lead 2-1 in Davis Cup final

    - Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final with a commanding doubles win over Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in Lille on Saturday.

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  • Tennis-Switzerland take 2-1 lead against France with doubles win

    LILLE, France, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Switzerland made a big step towards a maiden Davis Cup title when they took a 2-1 lead in the final against hosts France with Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka's 6-3 7-5 6-4 win in the doubles against Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau on Saturday. Federer, who…

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  • Tennis-Federer and Wawrinka to play Davis Cup final doubles

    LILLE, France, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will pair up for Saturday's doubles in the Davis Cup final against France, organisers said. Switzerland captain Severin Luthi originally named Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer as his doubles pair but had until one…

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  • Beaten Federer consoled by shaking "ghost" off his back

    By Julien Pretot LILLE France (Reuters) - Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday's second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back. The 17-times grand slam champion, who lost 6-1 6-4 6-3 as France drew level…

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