The biggest Davis Cup shock so far? Roger Federer has opted to play the tie with his Swiss teammates! “I always kept a tiny door open and I am glad to be here,” said Roger at the draw on Thursday. He joins Marco Chiudinelli, Michael Lammer, coach Severin Luthi and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka in Novi Sad to take on a Djokovic-less Team Serbia, which consists of Nenad Zimonjic, Filip Krajinovic, Ilija Bozoljac, coach Bogdan Obradovic and Dusan Lajovic.
Marija Zivlak of Women’s Tennis Blog is in Novi Sad and attended the draw, sharing these great photos with The Slice.
The full draw for the Serbia/Switzerland tie is as follows:
R1: Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) v Roger Federer (SUI)
R2: Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
R3: Filip Krajinovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) v Marco Chiudinelli/Michael Lammer (SUI)
R4: Dusan Lajovic (SRB) v Roger Federer (SUI)
R5: Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) v Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
Despite being somewhat of an underdog, Ilija looked to be in great spirits at the draw ceremony!
(Photos: Marija Zivlak of Women’s Tennis Blog)