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Tears of joy for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup

Tears of joy for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup
Roger Federer gave Switzerland and himself a first Davis Cup title on Sunday in Lille, pounding Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets to ensure the winning point. Federer romped to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win to hand the Swiss an unbeatable 3-1 lead after Stan Wawrinka had won the opening singles of the match and the world number two and four had teamed up to win the doubles on Saturday. It was one of the greatest sporting triumphs for Switzerland, the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup, and a huge personal milestone for Federer to go with his 17 Grand Slam titles, six Masters titles and Olympic doubles gold.

It left him with just an Olympic singles gold to win in Rio in 2016 to become just the third man, after great rival Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi, to win all four Grand Slam titles, the Olympic title and the Davis Cup. ‘It’s an an enormous pleasure for me, I’ve waited 15 years for this. This has been a perfect weekend in a crazy atmosphere and all the Swiss fans helped us enormousl,’ Federer said.

But he refused to accept that finally winning the Davis Cup made him the greatest player of all-time.
‘That’s of no importance to me, what matters is that I enjoy playing tennis,’ the tennis ace added. 

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