Roger Federer and the Swiss team will be trying for their first ever Davis Cup trophy when they meet the talented and entertaining French team in December. Switzerland has the benefit of two major title holders, including Stan Wawrinka, but the French have depth on the bench. Their semifinals team featured Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils, and the veteran Julian Benneteau. The French will also have home-court advantage, with the surface yet to be announced, and already much-debated in the blogosphere. Davis Cup finals don’t always feature so much star-power, and this one should generate more than the usual amount of interest.
In World Group playoffs, the USA made it through comprehensively over Slovakia, while Spain, which has won four Cups in the last 10 years, was downgraded in a loss to Brazil. Serbia, the winner in 2010, is still fighting to stay alive over India. Canada, Croatia, Belgium, and Australia are also through into the World Group for next year.
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