Swiss captain believes Federer will still compete in Davis Cup

Severin Luthi, the captain of the Davis Cup team of Switzerland, believes that world number two Roger Federer will be competing at the Davis Cup in the future. The Swiss team competed against defending champion Czech Republic and lost narrowly 2-3 on Sunday.

“He is for sure not finished with Davis Cup,” Luthi was quoted as saying.

“[He] didn’t take a final decision to say, ‘I’m not ever playing Davis Cup again.’ He just decided for the first half of the year now that he is not playing, then we have to see what he is going to decide,” he added.

Last year, Federer played in the first round of competitions in the World Group but was upset by John Isner of the United States. The Americans went on to win the rubber 5-0.

“There was maybe a small chance if he had lost in the first or second round or something [at the Australian  Open]. Otherwise, it was not even a discussion anymore in Australia,” Luthi said.

Federer reached the semifinals of the Australian Open 2013 tournament and his next tournament will be at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, The Netherlands next week.

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