US dump Swiss in Davis Cup

Feb 12, 2012, 08:34 IST | AFP
Roger Federer's miserable return to Davis Cup first round duty after an eight-year absence continued on Saturday when the United States knocked out Switzerland to reach the quarter-finals.

Swiss Roger Federer after losing 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 to USA's John
Isner. Pic/AFP

Having lost his first singles match in the tournament in nine years when he was defeated by John Isner on Friday, Federer teamed up with Stanislas Wawrinka in the crucial doubles. But Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish  4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 won to romp to an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Spain in quarters
Meanwhile, defending champions Spain reached the last eight for a sixth successive year when they secured an unassailable 3-0 lead over Kazakhstan in their World Group first round tie.

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