Fed­erer, Wawrinka miss Swiss trip

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Roger Fed­erer and Stan Wawrinka will be miss­ing when Switzer­land trav­els to the United States for the Davis Cup next month.

The Swiss ten­nis fed­er­a­tion named a team on Thurs­day headed by Marco Chi­udinelli, who is Fed­erer’s child­hood friend and ranked No 128.

The team to play on hard courts in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama, on Feb 3-5 also in­cludes Henri Laak­so­nen (No 135), Adrien Bos­sel (No 489) and An­toine Bel­lier (No 611).

Nei­ther Fed­erer nor Wawrinka was ex­pected to play away in the Davis Cup this sea­son when Olympic el­i­gi­bil­ity is not a fac­tor.

The Swiss team notes that the US can call on four play­ers ranked from Nos 19-33, headed by John Is­ner.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.