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Federer is fit to play in the Davis Cup final
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:28
Roger Federer – No 2 in the world and a favourite with sportsbook software services – was considered fit to feature for Switzerland in the final of the Davis Cup taking place in Lille, France.
It was confirmed that the very famous Swiss is set to face France’s Gael Monfils in the second singles rubber on Friday, with Stanislas Wawrinka taking on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga when the opening match gets underway.
Federer was very doubtful for the meeting after the player had no choice but to pull out last weekend from the ATP World Tour final.
After Federer closely beat Wawrinka in a very exciting semi-final game of three sets, his back problem became worse, and this didn’t let him feature in the final against Novak Djokovic, No 1 in the world.
Medical staff from Switzerland deemed the player to be fit enough to play after a practice session that took place on Thursday.
“Things have been going well out there this morning. I was really happy with the way I felt,” said Fedrerer.
“Only the match gives you the answer,” the player added. “I’m just pleased that I can play tomorrow, give it a go. Things have been going well.”
Arnaud Clement, French captain, said that he was fully expecting the Swiss to hit the court, adding: “It is not a surprise for us, we prepared ourselves to play against Roger and Stan.
And sportsbook software services also learned that Monfils, who was never able to beat the player in their last five meetings on a clay court, said: “He’s had three days to rest and before that he played his best tennis in London so it’s all good for him.
Severin Luthi, Swiss captain, decided that Michael Lammer and Marco Chiudinelli will be the ones to play in the doubles on Saturday against Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau.
Then Federer is set to take on Tsonga in the opening match of the reverse singles games taking place on Sunday, with Wawrinka facing Monfils in a game that could prove to be the decider, and one that many fans can’t wait to see.
Federer’s fans were very relieved to learn that the Swiss star is well enough to feature in this match, and hope to see him in perfect form when he makes his return to action.