Monfils tops Federer, ties Davis Cup 1-1

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LILLE, France (AP) Gael Monfils pulled off a straight-sets victory over Roger Federer as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday.

Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and posted his first win on clay over the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who decided to play despite a back injury that forced him to pull out of the title match at the ATP Finals last Sunday.

Federer had only two short training sessions earlier this week and looked out of sorts while Monfils hit 44 winners including 10 aces.

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