Federer Puts Switzerland Back In Davis Cup World Group; USA, Czechs And Germans Also Return
by Staff | September 20th, 2015, 9:42 pm

Roger Federer made the most of his appearance in Davis Cup this weekend clinching the tie for Switzerland beating Thiemo de Bakker and The Netherlands 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 Sunday in Geneva.

De Bakker joined with Middlekoop Saturday to stun Federer and Marco Chuidenelli in five set comeback, but Federer sealed the Swiss return to the World Group in the singles fourth rubber.

Federer led Switzerland to the Davis Cup title in 2014, and reminded fans that with the Olympics next year, he availability for 2016 Davis Cup remains doubtful.

“My idea was never to win it twice, the idea was always to win it once and we did that in front of a record crowd, which was a great moment for us all,” Federer told DavisCup.com

“I see this tie in isolation. Next year is an Olympic year. The summer will be very long and packed with highlights. It’s all a question of priorities. I can’t play everything and of course if I do play Davis Cup other things have to drop out.”

Elsewhere, Jack Sock finished off the USA’s win over Uzbekistan beating Denis Istomin. Jiri Vesely made amends for losing Friday, clinching the Czech’s victory over India.

Fabio Fognini won all three matches to pace Italy passed Russia. Taro Daniel beat Alejandro Falla to put Japan into the World Group. Kei Nishikori had earlier won over Santiago Giraldo to keep hopes alive against Colombia.

Philipp Kohlschreiber also starred going 3-0 in Germany’s win over the Dominican Republic.

Youngster Borna Coric kept Croatia int he World Group beating Thomaz Bellucci to clinch a 3-1 victory over Brazil. And all four team members won ties to help Poland edge the Slovak Republic 3-2.

Of note in Zonal Europe, Rafael Nadal and Spain lost just one set in a blowout 5-0 win over Denmark. Rafa won both his singles and his doubles.

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14 Comments for Federer Puts Switzerland Back In Davis Cup World Group; USA, Czechs And Germans Also Return

RZ Says:

The Swiss are back in the world group … only to lose in the first round again when Fed and Stan choose to skip the tie.

Wog Boy Says:

“Federer fan wakes from coma 11 years later stunned his idol is still on top.”

Correction, his idol isn’t on top, but near the top. Sorry to tell you but the story is far too mushy for my liking.

Giles Says:

Why did you open the link then?

chris ford1 Says:

Fan went back into a coma when he learned of Fed’s H2H with the pirate-looking teen Spanish dirt player.

Purcell Says:

So….he’s Spanish……
Hope he gets to see Roger live. There’s nothing quite like it

Skeezer Says:

Referring “on top”. He has 17 GS. He’s on top. Figure of speech.

jalep Says:

It’s a great story. Marvelous – his parents never gave up.

Hope he does get to see Federer. But he’s got a lot of tennis to catch-up with!

He watched the US Open Final and got to see Novak for the first time too. Nice.

Gosh, some posters here do lack a sense of tact.

Wog Boy Says:

“Why did you open the link then?”
In orther to find what do you think about article you have first to read it. Are you that stupid not to know that?

Wog Boy Says:

jalep, I guess you were referring to me, well, I just can’t believe that man after 11 years coma didn’t ask about his parents, girlfriend, grandparents, instead first thing he did he asked about Federer, din’t you find that strange, that was what I was talking about and not about him waiking up from coma after 11years, that has nothing to do with “a sense of tact”. Arn’t we allowed to think that reporter beefed up a story, just little bit. Don’t be so judgmental, please.

Giles Says:

The heading of the link revealed what the article was about without it being opened but of course some posters are stupid not to know that. 😡

Purcell Says:

1.Para 4 explains that he didn’t ask about Fed first.
2. Rog is second. Good enough.
3. Wonderful that the boy has come round.

Purcell Says:

Mushy =
Fluffy puppies and kittens
Small girls referred to as ‘princess’ by their parents

jalep Says:

No, Wog Boy, I wasn’t referring to you. First time I’ve seen this post of yours.

Anyway – think you rushed to judgement yourself on that one – or, am I not allowed my opinion.

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