When Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet of France 6-4 6-2 6-2 in Lille, in front of a record 27,448 crowd, it ensured the first ever Davis Cup win for his country. Switzerland had played and lost one previous final in 1992 when Federer was 11. Now 33, he said: "This is not for me, I have won enough. I am just happy we can give everyone in our country a historic moment."
He partnered Stan Wawrinka to a 3-1 victory just a week after pulling out of the ATP Finals because of a back injury. Federer ended 2014 with one of the biggest titles to elude him and a No.2 ranking after slipping to eighth in January.