France and Switzerland had a great 2014 Davis Cup campaign, and they were up to meet in the finals. In the making, it should have been a great one as both countries had list of good players available for that match-up. France was nine time champion, and Switzerland had never won the Davis Cup before.
The French team was represented by Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau, while the Swiss one had Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer.
Finals were scheduled to be held in Lille, France, and it was all set for the big show. After the first day, countries were tied at 1-1, after Wawrinka beat Tsonga in four sets, and after Monfils beat Federer in straight sets.
On the second day, doubles were up on a schedule, as Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet took on a Swiss combination which featured Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.
Eventually, Swiss combination took that match in straight sets. But, that was not all, as something bigger, unforgettable had happened on that 22nd of November 2014. Record for the largest attendance on a Davis Cup match was broken on that, as 27.360 people were in the stands that day.
Unfortunately for the hosts, Switzerland was the champion, after Federer's win over Gasquet brought them the deciding third win.
Switzerland won the Davis Cup trophy for the first time, and the World's Record for the largest attendance on a Davis Cup was broken. It remains to be seen whether this crazy record will ever be broken. Also read: Jo Wilfried Tsonga preparing for Davis Cup tie versus Canada