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Way too many short balls in offering from Roger Federer to Gael Monfils as the Frenchman clinched the second rubber from the World No. 2 to level the first day at Davis Cup Final to 1-1 in Lille. Gael Monfils who was at his fiery best right from the first point notched up the straight sets victory over Roger Federer with the backhand winner. After Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland an early 1-0 lead over France by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the opening rubber, Swiss expected to dominate the day considering they had their best man in business in the second match. Also Read - French Open 2020 Final: Chris Evert Calls Out Novak Djokovic For 'Rivalry With Rafael Nadal Biggest in Sport' Comment
Roger Federer looked a shadow of himself during the 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 defeat against Monfils at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, on Friday. Still overcoming from his back injury, Federer had no answers to the 28-year-old opponent’s blazing winners and impeccable court coverage. Monfils registered his first clay-court victory over Federer and third overall in his career to stop Switzerland take an unassailable lead on the first day of Davis Cup Final 2014. Also Read - French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic Showers Big Praise on Rafael Nadal After Historic Roland Garros Triumph, Says Today You Showed Why You Are King of Clay
Gael Monfils provided one of the most remarkable high-points of his career as he displayed a well-executed match against all-time leading player of the game. He did not allow a single break point to Federer, such was his dominance in the match!
Roger Federer, is hoping to win his maiden Davis Cup title for himself as well as the country against ten-time winner France.