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SWITZERLAND 2, NETHERLANDS 0
Geneva, Switzerland - Hard (Indoors)
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka combined on Friday to give defending champion Switzerland a commanding lead. Wawrinka scraped through in a fifth set to win Switzerland's first point Friday against the Netherlands.
The World No. 4 fought hard to beat No. 144-ranked Thiemo de Bakker 2-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in three hours and nine minutes. De Bakker led 3-0 in the fourth set, but lost the next nine games. He then recovered to 3-3 in the fifth set before a tense conclusion. Federer moved to 39-8 in singles rubbers by sweeping past Jesse Huta Galung 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 42 minutes.