USA set up a Davis Cup semifinal encounter against the defending champions Spain as they beat France 3-2.
World no.10 John Isner once again proved that he can play on any surface, defeating French no.1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-3.
The American team with dismissed Switzerland in this year’s first round and it was Isner who beat Federer on the Swiss clay courts to help his country to a 5-0 victory.
Isner offered Tsonga 7 break points opportunities alltogether, but the Frenchman could only convert one of them that got him the third set. On the other hand, the American managed to take Tsonga’s serve twice (out of 9 chances) and his winners – unforced errors ration was positive (56 to 49).
Gilles Simon couldn’t change the outcome of the quartefinal as he beat Ryan Harrison 6-2 6-3.
Spain also made their way into the semis as they stormed to a 4-1 victory against Austria.
All was decided in the first singles match of the day, when Spain’s David Ferrer only needed three sets to record a 7-5 6-3 6-3 win over Jurgen Melzer.
The only break in the first set came in the 12th game that gave Ferrer a 1-0 set lead. After winning the set, the Spanish world no.5 took control of the match, hitting more winners and marching to a comfortable win.
Nicolas Almagro just confirmed the dominance of the Spaniards as he defeated Alexander Peya 7-5 7-5.