Federer win in singles lifts Swiss to Davis Cup playoff win
(Associated Press) - September 20, 2015 - 8:08am

GENEVA — Roger Federer ensured Switzerland beat the Netherlands in a Davis Cup playoff on Sunday to retain its place in the elite World Group next season.

Second-ranked Federer beat No. 144 Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to seal a decisive 3-1 lead for the Swiss in the best-of-five series.

Federer never allowed a break point chance in clinching his second straight-sets singles win of the tie.

Switzerland, which won its first Davis Cup title last year, stays in the 16-nation World Group though perhaps without Federer.

Federer and 4th-ranked Stan Wawrinka have not committed to next year's competition, citing a congested calendar which includes playing the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro between Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

BAKKER BEAT CUP DAVIS DAVIS CUP FEDERER ROGER FEDERER STAN WAWRINKA THIEMO WIMBLEDON AND THE U WORLD GROUP
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