Watching Roger Federer shed tears on court after winning grand slams has become a rare sight lately but the 17-time Grand Slam champion ensured he his happily shedding ‘tears of joy’ at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. And there were many reasons to watch Federer get emotional in front of record spectators in Lille as he defeated France’s Richard Gasquet in straight sets to seal Switzerland’s first ever Davis Cup victory. An emotional Federer then dedicated the first win to his ‘boys’. [Also Read: Roger Federer makes history after winning maiden Davis Cup title for Switzerland]
Roger Federer’s victory over Gasquet was more than just a match to brining the historic moment for Switzerland who have never won the Davis Cup title before. His straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win gave the Swiss an unassailable 3-1 lead over France. With the last point won, an emotionally-ridden Federer went down his knees on the red clay to soak in the moment and by the end of the match he was in tears! [Also Check Gallery: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka help Switzerland capture maiden Davis Cup title]
The Davis Cup Final will also be remembered for acting as a bridge between him and his team-mate Stan Wawrinka after the infamous ‘fight’ during Barclays ATP World Tour Final. Federer congratulated and credited Wawrinka, for the great wins, firstly over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and later partnering him to win the doubles.
Watch the emotional side of undoubtedly the greatest player this generation has witnessed!