Wawrinka wants Federer back on Swiss team

Sunday, September 15, 2013 /by
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Stanislas Wawrinka, who led Switzerland back into the Davis Cup World Group with a 4-1 victory over Ecuador, said that he hopes that his friend and former doubles partner Roger Federer commits to the competition in 2014.

Switzerland has never won the Davis Cup and former No. 1 Federer has only played one World Group level tie since 2004 — a 5-0 home loss to the United States in February, 2012.

“My dream is that Roger would text me and say, ‘Go and win this tie and next year I’ll be a part of the team,' ” Wawrinka told Davis Cup.com.

Swiss Tennis Federation vice-president Eric Keller said the Federation will approach Federer to find out about his 2014 availability after Wednesday’s World Group draw.

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