Roger Federer gives Switzerland its 3-2 win against Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup as he lands a spot in the semi-finals for the country in 11 years. Federer won against 64th Seed Andrey Golubev, giving him a chance at a first Davis Cup Title. The set of 7-6 (0), 6-2,6-3 ensured Switzerland’s spot in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Australian Open Champion Stanislas Wawrinka further improves Switzerland’s standing in the cup as he defeated Mikhail Kukushkin by 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Federer last reached the semi-finals of the Davis Cup in 2003, but the Swiss team lost to Australia under the leadership of Lleyton Hewitt. He won his first match point against Golubev with a good serve that aced through. He won against Kukushkin in the opening singles with straight sets.
Federer said “we’re very relieved and very happy. It was a long weekend with a lot of tennis.” In a court-side interview, Federer said that he was very happy that Stanislas Wawrinka gave him a chance to play again and have a shot at the Davis Cup title.