BERN, SWITZERLAND (AP) - Switzerland, not surprisingly, picked Roger Federer to be on its team for a Davis Cup relegation playoff at the Netherlands next week. Whether he’ll actually show up is unclear.
The Swiss tennis federation acknowledged Tuesday the 17-time Grand Slam champion is undecided about playing in Amsterdam. Lineups can be changed as late as one hour before the Sept. 13 draw.
Federer is into the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows, while Wawrinka was scheduled to play defending U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic in a fourth-round match Tuesday. The 20-year-old Laaksonen switched nationality from Finland.
Switzerland will play the Dutch on outdoor clay courts. The winner stays in the top-tier, 16-nation world group.
Asked after his third-round match Saturday whether he’ll be part of the Swiss team in Amsterdam, Federer answered: “Probably take a decision soon. It’s obviously one that’s an interesting choice of surface from their side, playing outdoors on clay. But then again, you know, it’s an exciting (matchup), because Dutch fans are always amazing.”
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