Coach Severin Luthi says record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer gave him a nice welcome to the Swiss Davis Cup Team after he was appointed as the nation's captain in 2005. Federer, ranked at No. 4 in the world, absolutely demolished Great Britain's Alan Mackin 6-0 6-0 6-2 in a Davis Cup match, which took just less than two weeks after he won the 2005 US Open title.
The former world No. 1 was in a great mood after a convincing victory and he approached Luthi to ask him how he felt after the match as he told him: "Now, how do you like it so far as Davis Cup Captain?"
Federer, who is considered by many as the greatest player of all time, has pretty much accomplished in the game but it took him so long to make a breakthrough in the Davis Cup with his nation.
Seve Lüthi tells a funny anecdote from his first experience as DC Captain in 2005 where Roger Federer won his match 6:0 6:0 6:2.
In 2014, Federer and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka were on a mission to deliver their country the Davis Cup title -- and the two Swiss superstars didn't disappoint. "At the end of 2013 I texted with Roger and said, I think we need to attack the Davis Cup in 2014," Luthi revealed.