Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet in 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 fashion.
Lille, France (SportsNetwork.com) -
The great Roger Federer added to his legacy by raising Switzerland to its first-ever Davis Cup title on Sunday when he whipped France's Richard Gasquet in straight sets.
Federer defeated Gasquet in 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 fashion to give the visiting Swiss an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie on an indoor red clay surface at Lille's Pierre Mauroy Stadium.
The final scheduled match of the weekend between Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils was abandoned on Sunday.
Rafa hopes to rebound in 2015
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Yes, he won yet another French Open title this year, but 2014 wound up being a somewhat forgettable season for former world No. 1 great Rafael Nadal.
Right off the bat, Rafa lost his No. 1 spot to Novak Djokovic after opening the year atop the rankings for a third time in his brilliant career. Due to injury and illness, the Spanish bull wound up at No. 3 when '14 was all said and done.
Needless to say, Nadal's hoping to be 100 percent when 2015 rolls around in less than two months. He'll open his newest campaign in January in Doha, where he's the defending champ at that particular hardcourt Australian Open tune-up.