Federer and Swiss Strong, U.S. Stunned in Davis Cup
by Staff | February 3rd, 2014, 12:49 am

Czech Republic d. Netherlands 3-2

Tomas Berdych powers the Czechs to two singles wins, and teams with compatriot Radek “The Worm” Stepanek to close out the Dutch 3-1. Dutchman Robin Haase forced a 1-1 split after day one with a five-set win over Stepanek.
Japan d. Canada 4-1

The Canucks suffer without the injured Milos Raonic as Kei Nishikori steps up with two singles wins. Unheralded Yasutaka Uchiyama teamed with Nishikori to stun the Canadian doubles pair of Daniel Nestor and Frank Dancevic.

Germany d. Spain 4-1

The Germans sweep a depleted Spanish team 3-0 behind Philipp Kohlschreiber and Floridan Mayer in singles, and Tommy Haas/Kohlschreiber in doubles.

France d. Australia 5-0

Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and the French red clay were too much for Aussies Lleyton Hewitt and rookie Nick Kyrgios who get swept.

Great Britain d. USA 3-1

Brit James Ward stuns Sam Querrey, adding to two Andy Murray wins. John Isner pulls from the tie with injury, and rookie Donald Young is no match for Murray.

Italy d. Argentina 3-1

The fabulous one Fabio Fognini put on his hard hat with two singles wins and a doubles triumph with Simone Bolelli. Argentine Carlos Berlocq made it 1-1 after day one with a win over Andreas Seppi.

Kazakhstan d. Belgium 3-2

Andrey Golubev is the hero in the fifth and deciding match, topping Ruben Bemelmens in straight sets. Belgian David Goffin forced a fifth match on Sunday by defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in five sets.

Switzerland d. Serbia 3-2

The Swiss sweep the Novak Djokovic-less Serbs 3-0 behind Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka in singles, and Marco Chiudinelli/Michael Lammer in doubles. The Serbs are unable to rally any Top 100 players in singles for the tie.


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13 Comments for Federer and Swiss Strong, U.S. Stunned in Davis Cup

RZ Says:

Interesting that a lot of the strong doubles players – Nestor, Zimonjic, Verdasco & Marrero – lost their doubles matches.

Rogerisclass Says:

congrats for Roger and Stan. go Roggerrrrr :)

metan Says:

Czech will travel to Japan without Tomas. Good chance for Japan to win the matches as Kei also showed that he could be counted on playing double. So meantime go Japan . Kei and the team is awesome .

scineram Says:

What’s with Tomas?

Hippy Chic Says:

So happy for team GB,and to see Andy playing so well,and moving so well again,TBH that 1st set had no buisness going to a tiebreaker Andy was by far the superior player,Andy threw Sam a bone in that second set.

Frankie Says:

Congrats to all the winners!

Adam Parsons Says:

I’ve seen an article today that said: “Haas complains: Czechs were making funny faces on us!” – that is my sole headline of the match day. Seems like CZ got their secret weapon out soon, now they’ll stun everyone!!

SG1 Says:

“USA loses to Great Britain in Davis Cup Tie”

Now there’s a headline you wouldn’t have seen 20 years ago. Tennis, like pretty much everything else, has been globalized and nothing can be taken for granted anymore.

SG1 Says:

Glad to hear Murray has healed up well. He’s a big piece of the Big 4 puzzle.

SG1 Says:

Canada gone so early after a nice run last year. Sad :(

Margot Says:

Lol SGI there was an internet headline on one of the tabloids: ” US lose Davis Cup Tie to England.”
Quickly amended!

RZ Says:

LOL Margot. I have a World Cup “England” shirt that I decided not to wear to the matches, especially as most of the Team GB members are Scotsmen!

Humble Rafa Says:

Sammy Boy is one good Chokemeister. When the Bald Blake left, I was worried there might be a void. But Sammy’s got it covered.

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