7TH ANNIVERSARY! When Roger Federer Claimed the Biggest Title for Switzerland

Published 09/17/2021, 2:59 PM EDT
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It’s been seven long years since Roger Federer lifted the Davis Cup trophy for Switzerland. The minute Federer realised he had won against Richard Gasquet, he collapsed in joy and tears.

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In the 2014 Davis Cup, Roger Federer gave Switzerland its historic maiden Davis Cup triumph. The demolition of Richard Gasquet in the opening reverse singles secured a 3-1 victory over France.

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Despite nursing an injury, Federer broke him in the third game of the first set and there on he looked confident. Eventually he beat the Frenchman in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. “I’m unbelievably happy. Amazing feeling to be celebrating with my friends,” said Federer. “Just a great match, great atmosphere. It was a beautiful weekend for tennis.” 

As a result, his country became only the 14th nation in the competition’s 115-year history to win the Davis Cup trophy. Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli, and Michael Lammer were the players who won the title for Switzerland.

Roger Federer is the most successful Swiss player

DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 10: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his match against Dan Evans of Great Britain on Day 3 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 10, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

Federer set a record as the most successful Swiss player in Davis Cup history, adding to his long list of dazzling triumphs. His victory over Gasquet was his 50th in the tournament, putting him above Jakob Hlasek for the most total victories.

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LILLE, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 20: Roger Federer of Switzerland talks with Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the draw during previews for the Davis Cup Tennis Final between France and Switzerland at the Place du Theatre on November 20, 2014 in Lille, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Stan Wawrinka finished the year with a career-high No. 4 ranking. He also won his maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open. “Clearly it is an exceptional year for me,” said Wawrinka after claiming two of the Swiss’ three winning points with his four-set defeat of Tsonga.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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