Federer optimistic ahead of Davis Cup final

Roger Federer remains optimistic that he will be fit enough to compete at the Davis Cup 2014 final which will take place from November 21 to 23 in Lille, France.

The Swiss tennis superstar was forced to pull out of the ATP World Tour Finals championship match on Sunday due to an injury he got after a thrilling three set semifinal victory over compatriot Stan Wawrinka.

“Recover obviously as quick as possible and then travel to France at some point and get ready on the clay for the Davis Cup Final.”
“This back spasm [or] whatever it might be, it’s just not a fun thing to have during the day. It’s just uncomfortable. But I’m positive and I’m hopeful that it’s going to go away very soon”

In the semifinals, Federer fought off four match points before defeating his good friend. He revealed that he felt the pain during the third set tiebreak.

“I was feeling great until yesterday’s tiebreaker,” said Federer. “I felt all of a sudden the back was feeling funny.

“I tried to have treatment on it, medication on it, just tried to turn around as quick as possible really, but I didn’t really feel that much of an improvement overnight.

“Then you don’t have a day off or anything to work with, obviously it’s not enough time to recover. The way I feel right now, there’s no way I can compete at any level really.

“Probably in a few days it’s going to be better.”


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