Federer leads Swiss to Davis Cup win

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AFP/The Local - [email protected] • 17 Sep, 2012 Updated Mon 17 Sep 2012 10:41 CEST
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World number one Roger Federer won both his singles matches as Switzerland beat the Netherlands 3-2 in a Davis Cup play-off to secure a place in next year's World Group.

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, who were doubles gold medallists at the 2008 Olympic Games, both won their singles on Friday to give the Swiss a 2-0 lead.

The Netherlands stayed in contention in Amsterdam when Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer stunned Federer and Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

But Federer seal the win when he beat Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to give Switzerland an unassailable 3-1 lead.

The Dutch scored a consolation point when Thiemo de Bakker beat Marco Chiudinelli 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) in the final match-up.

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