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Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka won their singles matches on Friday to give Switzerland a convincing 2-0 lead over Serbia in their World Group first-round tie. Returning to Davis Cup tennis, Federer cruised past Ilija Bozoljac, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in less than two hours. Federer faced little challenge from Bozoljac, who served well but still was no match for his Swiss opponent. Australian Open champion Wawrinka faced a tougher task against 102-ranked Dusan Lajovic in the second match, before winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7). Bozoljac began his match against Federer with two aces and had a set point while leading 5-2 in the second. But Federer held serve and broke to regain control over the set. "Ilija was playing well, especially in the second set," Federer said. "It was a tough game, it could have been one set all." Federer was making his first Davis Cup appearance since 2012. Bozoljac said he was disappointed about his missed chance to win the second set. "I lost focus and Federer stepped up the game," Bozoljac said. Lajovic opened his match with a break, but Wawrinka soon broke back and went on to win the set easily. Lajovic then took advantage of several unforced errors by Wawrinka to take the second set. However, Lajovic missed two set points in the tie break of the fourth before Wawrinka closed out the match. "It was a tough game, he played well," Wawrinka said. "Its never easy when you come so late after an important tournament, but I managed to overcome that." Switzerland is an overwhelming favourite against Serbia, last years finalist and the 2010 Davis Cup champion, which is playing without Novak Djokovic and two other top players. The second-ranked Djokovic decided to rest after losing to Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarter-finals, while Janko Tipsarevic is nursing a heel injury and Viktor Troicki is serving a 12-month doping ban for failing to appear at a test. That means Lajovic is Serbias highest-ranked team member. 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Rookie Mike Moustakas added a hit in his fourth major league game. Tyler Chatwood (3-4) lasted only 3 2/3 innings in defeat for LA, giving up five runs on five hits while fanning five and walking three. Erick Aybar doubled for the only extra-base hit for the Angels, who have lost nine of their last 11 games. The Royals struck first with a run in the second and didnt look back. Mitch Maier led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second and then third on two wild pitches by Chatwood. Maier scored on a balk by Chatwood to gift Kansas City an early 1-0 lead. Kansas City expanded its lead in the fourth, plating four runs. Moustakas ripped a one-out single to right after a Maier walk. Matt Treanor doubled to left to score Maier and leave Moustakas at third. Getz followed with a ssingle to score Moustakas.dddddddddddd After Alcides Escobar grounded into a fielders choice, Gordon smacked a double to left to score Getz and Escobar to spot the Royals a comfortable 5-0 lead. KC extended its lead again in the sixth when Getz laced a single to right to score Maier. The Angels threatened in the sixth, putting two men on with one out, but the Royals were bailed out when Bobby Abreu grounded into a double-play to end the inning. Abreu collected a hit against Mazzaro and commented on his game. He threw a lot of sinkers and had a pretty good slider, Abreu said. We have a lineup that can score runs, right now were going through a tough time. Gordon led off the seventh for KC with a single and Hosmer was hit by a pitch to put two runners on for Butler, who came through with a double to plate two runs and extend the lead to 8-0 for the Royals. Blake Wood tossed a scoreless ninth to close out the win for Kansas City. GAME NOTES:LA closes out its nine-game homestand with a 2-7 mark...Kansas City leads the season series against LA by a 7-3 margin and has clinched the season series win. 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