Roger Federer
Federer claimed the fourth rubber to give Switzerland a historic victory in Lille. Getty Images

Roger Federer clinched Switzerland's first ever Davis Cup crown after defeating France's Richard Gasquet in straight sets in Lille.

Federer's 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory gives the Swiss an unassailable 3-1 lead ahead of the final rubber between Stanislas Wawrinka and Gael Monfils.

Gasquet replaced the injured Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the match but was unable to keep France in the tie on home turf, as Federer produced a virtuoso performance to further enhance the 33 year old's status as the finest tennis player of his generation.