Federer heads down under for Davis Cup

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has been confirmed to play in the country’s Davis Cup tie against Australia starting on Friday in Sydney.

This content was published on September 13, 2011 - 14:40 and agencies

Team manager Daniel Monnin confirmed Federer’s participation at a media conference on Tuesday, saying he was due to arrive in Sydney on Wednesday.

Stanislas Wawrinka, who is carrying a leg injury, told reporters he was hopeful of being fit to play.

Stéphane Bohli and Marco Chiudinelli will make up the third and fourth members of the Swiss team that will face Bernard Tomic, Marinko Matosevic, Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione of Australia.

Switzerland has lost to Australia in all four Davis Cup ties played between the two countries.

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