Davis Cup: Federer and Wawrinka shine as Swiss lead Serbia

Roger Federer in action against Ilija Bozoljac in the Davis Cup
Roger Federer in action against Ilija Bozoljac in the Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka enjoyed opening-day victories to give Switzerland a 2-0 lead against Serbia in their Davis Cup World Group match.

Federer eased to a 6-4 7-5 6-2 win over Ilija Bozoljac before Australian Open champion Wawrinka battled past Dusan Lajovic 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-6 (9-7).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet both won to give France a 2-0 lead over Australia in another first-round tie.

Defending champions the Czech Republic are tied 1-1 with the Netherlands.

Kazakhstan lead Belgium 2-0, while Japan and Canada are tied at 1-1.

Frenchman Tsonga saw off a gutsy effort from Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt, prevailing 6-3 6-2 7-6 after Gasquet outclassed Nick Kyrgios 7-6 6-2 6-2.

Dutch number one Robin Haase beat Radek Stepanek in five sets - 3-6 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-1 - to give the Netherlands the lead over the Czechs.

World number seven Tomas Berdych then brought the hosts level after beating Igor Sijsling 6-3 6-3 6-0.

Great Britain lead the United States 2-0 in their first-round match.

The matches are all the best of five.

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