Roger Federer will join the Australian Open champion and new Swiss No.1 Stanislas Wawrinka in their Davis Cup first-round tie against Serbia.
“I can confirm that Roger is in Serbia and will play in the Davis Cup,” stated Sandra Perez of the Swiss Tennis Federation.
It is the first time since 2012 that Federer has made the commitment to play Davis Cup and the last time he played a first round tie was back in 2005.
The Swiss will begin the tie as favorites with Serbia missing Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic. The makeshift Serbian team will provisionally feature Dusan Lajovic (ranked No. 102) and Filip Krajinovic (No. 280) in singles, with Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac pairing up for the doubles.
The tie will be played on an indoor hard court in Novi Sad.
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