Tennis

Federer secures win for Swiss

2012-09-16 14:11
Roger Federer (AP)

Amsterdam - Roger Federer beat Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to give Switzerland victory against the Netherlands in their Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday.

The world No 1 was rarely troubled by 50th-ranked Haase on the temporary clay court in Amsterdam as he comfortably sealed victory and his team's return to the World Group next year.

"I felt like I was always somewhat in control," Federer said, in an understatement.

Federer and countryman Stanislas Wawrinka won their opening singles on Friday, and lost in doubles on Saturday to Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer.

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