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Federer, Wawrinka give Swiss 2-1 lead

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LILLE, France (AP) Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday.

Federer can secure the decisive point against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first reverse singles on Sunday. If Tsonga wins, Wawrinka and Gael Monfils will decide the final.

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2014 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 11,510
2 R. Federer 9,700
3 R. Nadal 6,835
4 S. Wawrinka 5,295
5 K. Nishikori 5,025
6 A. Murray 4,675
7 T. Berdych 4,665
8 M. Raonic 4,440
9 M. Cilic 4,150
10 D. Ferrer 4,045
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Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 8,485
2 M. Sharapova 7,050
3 S. Halep 6,292
4 P. Kvitova 5,966
5 A. Ivanovic 4,820
6 A. Radwanska 4,810
7 E. Bouchard 4,715
8 C. Wozniacki 4,625
9 A. Kerber 3,480
10 D. Cibulkova 3,052
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