Davis Cup final: Roger Federer reflects on historic victory
Roger Federer reflects on Switzerland's 'emotional' Davis Cup final win over France
Roger Federer could not hide his delight after helping Switzerland secure their first-ever Davis Cup victory.
Federer, 33, beat France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 on Sunday to give the Swiss an unassailable 3-1 lead in the final.
“It’s been a long week, but one of the best weeks we’ve had overall as a team,” said Federer, who was forced to pull out of the ATP World Tour Finals just a week ago with a back problem.
“We really had a good time all together. Everybody worked very well. So many team members have been on the team for almost 10 years now, some longer. So we know each other very well.
“Clearly we’re very happy to win it at the end. It’s great for everyone.”
Asked about his feelings after the victory, Federer replied: “At the end it’s a tennis match. You feel great emotions. You’re unbelievably happy and relieved.
“We wanted this clearly very badly, especially being up 2-1. You inch yourself closer and closer. Clearly seeing Stan [Wawrinka] out there, the rest of the team supporting you, you push extra.
“It was definitely one of the better feelings in my career, no doubt about it. So much nicer to celebrate it all together So thanks for running up to me and screaming in my ear. It was good fun. “