Roger Federer celebrates with Swiss Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi (left) and Stanislas Wawrinka

Roger Federer enters new territory with Swiss in Davis Cup final

There are very few occasions in tennis that are new to Roger Federer but playing in the Davis Cup final later this year will be one of them. France will have home advantage, at a venue to be decided, when they stage the 2014 final in two months’ time, but Federer’s Switzerland will be the firm favourites.

Ross Hutchins was a Davis Cup regular for Britain

Ross Hutchins retires: 'Healthy' Hutchins hangs up his racket

Hutchins returned to action in January after a year's absence with cancer

Ross Hutchins and his partner Yung-Jan Chan head out of this year's US Open

Ross Hutchins retires: British doubles specialist calls time on career 'with a heavy heart'

Hutchins tackled and beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2012

Swiss Davis Cup team players (L-R) Marco Chiudinelli, Roger Federer, Severin Luethi (captain), Michael Lammer and Stanislas Wawrinka

Federer eager to win elusive Davis Cup for Switzerland

There are not many titles that have eluded Roger Federer during his remarkable career and the 17-times Grand Slam champion has an outstanding chance in the coming weeks to fill the most significant gap in his trophy cabinet. Switzerland have never won the Davis Cup but Federer and his fellow countrymen are within two victories of claiming the trophy for the first time.

Marin Cilic shows off the US Open men’s trophy at the top of the Rockefeller Centre in New York

Cilic thanks Ivanisevic for making US Open triumph so much ‘fun’

He said: ‘Go out there and enjoy it. You have deserved it’

Andy Murray in action at the US Open

Andy Murray may not appear at ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena after dropping out of the top 10 for the first time since 2008

Scot missing from the tournament would be a major blow for fans

Marin Cilic

US Open 2014: Marin Cilic at 'the peak of the world' after victory over Kei Nishikori

The Croatian won his first Grand Slam last night

Marin Cilic of Croatia reacts after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan to win the men's singles final match of the 2014 US Open

US Open 2014 men's final match report: Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori in straight sets to claim first Grand Slam title

Croatian become the lowest-ranked men’s champion here since Pete Sampras won the title in 2002 when ranked No 17 in the world

Serena Williams with the US Open trophy on top of the Empire State Building

US Open 2014: Serena Williams moving up in the world after conquering nightmare year

Williams delighted to end season on a high and reveals winnings from 18th Slam will go towards building a new home

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic

US Open 2014: Kei Nishikori vs Marin Cilic match preview

A look ahead to the men’s final encounter

Serena Williams holds up the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open

US Open 2014: Serena Williams retains singles title with a two set victory over Caroline Wozniacki

Williams did not drop a set all tournament and hit 29 winners to Wozniacki's four

Marin Cilic’s victory represents a further changing of the guard in the men’s game

US Open 2014 men's final preview: Marin Cilic reaping the rewards of finding his aggressive streak

Croatian face Kei Nishikori in New York on Monday night

Mike (left) and Bob Bryan celebrate their 100th title

US Open 2014: Hundred up for Bryan brothers as they win in New York

The brothers won their milestone 100th doubles title

Serena Williams (left) greets Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia after winning her semifinal match

US Open 2014: Serena Williams vs Caroline Wozniacki match preview

A look ahead to the women's singles final

Andy Murray poses in New York after winning the US Open in 2012
Sport
CHARITY APPEAL Bid in our charity auction
Sport
Karim Benzema, Radamel Falcao, Peter Crouch and Wesley Sneijder
footballTRANSFER TALKTransfer Talk: A look at the latest gossip
Sport
Sepp Blatter will have to stand down as football’s representative on the IOC when he reaches 80 in 2016
LATESTFifa make surprise decision to make report into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding public
Sport
Greg Dyke
Chairman says Britain's largest ethnic minority is still not adequately represented
News
BoxingBritish boxer wore the 24-carat gold-threaded shorts in his win over Devon Alexander
Sport
EXCLUSIVE COLUMN 2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Sport
Toulon’s president Mourad Boudjellal is a controversial figure
RUGBY UNIONChris Hewett: Led by their voluble president, the self-regarding French club squeal at the slightest setback
Sport
Joe Launchbury watches a Wasps training session
Wasps lock ruled out for four months and will miss the entire championship next year
Sport
Carter will join Racing Metro following the Rugby World Cup this year
New Zealand fly-half will head to France after this year's Rugby World Cup
Sport
Alastair Cook is not the only England player to have hit a run of bad form
CRICKETNick Knight: England's World Cup selectors have a tough decision to make on Friday
Sport
Gary Ballance celebrates reaching his maiden Test century at Lord’s in June
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWThe batsman tells Stephen Brenkley how, apart from a certain topless photo, everything has gone his way this year
Sport
Michael van Gerwen was pushed all the way in his 3-1 victory over Joe Cullen
DartsWorld Championship: Van Gerwen is pushed all the way by Joe Cullen as he opens his title defence while qualifier Cristo Reyes knocks out Newton in dramatic scenes
Sport
Susie Wolff takes part in a practice session ahead of this year’s German Grand Prix
FORMULA ONEThe Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Sport
Adam Gemili says he is now more established with the 100m
ATHLETICSGemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Sport
Alastair Cook is not the only England player to have hit a run of bad form
CRICKETNick Knight: England's World Cup selectors have a tough decision to make on Friday
Sport
Gary Ballance celebrates reaching his maiden Test century at Lord’s in June
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWThe batsman tells Stephen Brenkley how, apart from a certain topless photo, everything has gone his way this year
Sport
Michael van Gerwen was pushed all the way in his 3-1 victory over Joe Cullen
DartsWorld Championship: Van Gerwen is pushed all the way by Joe Cullen as he opens his title defence while qualifier Cristo Reyes knocks out Newton in dramatic scenes
Sport
Susie Wolff takes part in a practice session ahead of this year’s German Grand Prix
FORMULA ONEThe Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Sport
Adam Gemili says he is now more established with the 100m
ATHLETICSGemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
Featured Advertorials

Day In a Page

Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas