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Federer skips Davis Cup

2015-02-13 23:21
Roger Federer erupts after winning his match in the Davis Cup final. (File, AFP)

Zurich - Roger Federer released his spring-to-summer playing schedule on Friday, with the world number two making no mention of Switzerland's Davis Cup tie to be played in Belgium in March.

The 2014 champions who erupted with joy after beating France for a historic first title in November last year, will apparently travel to Belgium without the 17-time grand slam winner. So far, Stan Wawrinka - the other half of the powerhouse Swiss pair - has not announced his intentions for the March 6-8 Davis tie.

Federer's programme: Dubai (from February 23), the Indian Wells Masters in March (no Miami event), plus clay-court Masters 1000 events in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome before playing Roland Garros.

He will then play his usual grass-court tuneup at Halle, Germany, before Wimbledon.

Federer tweeted that he has been on the practise court following a break in the wake of his third-round loss at the Australian Open last month to Italian Andreas Seppi.


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