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Federer, Wawrinka Spark Shutout of Netherlands
By Chris Oddo
(September 14, 2012) --
Thiemo de Bakker
in a rain-interrupted first rubber, and
followed suit to put the Swiss Davis Cup team one match way from returning to the World Group today in Amsterdam.
Federer hit 57 winners, including 24 on the forehand side, to race past de Bakker in one hour and forty-two minutes, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. With the win Federer improved his Davis Cup singles record to 31-7.
In the second rubber Wawrinka had a tougher challenge, but managed to get by Robin Haase in four sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4). Wawrinka saved 10 of 13 break point opportunities against the Dutchmen, and hit 26 forehand winners against only 13 for Haase in the two hour, thirty-seven minute affair.
Seven other World Group Play-Off ties got underway on Friday. The winner of each tie returns to World Group play in 2013, while the losers will be relegated to Zone Groups in 2013.
Go to the official
Davis Cup homepage
for more scores and results.
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