London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Roger Federer will lead visiting
Switzerland against host France in next week’s 2014 Davis Cup final.
The Swiss squad will feature the world No. 2 Wimbledon runner-up Federer,
fourth-ranked Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli and
Michael Lammer, but Federer and Wawrinka are expected to play in all the
Team France will counter with No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael
Monfils and Julien Benneteau.
Switzerland is captained by Severin Luthi, while the French are guided by
former Aussie Open runner-up Arnaud Clement.
The best-of–five tie will be staged on indoor red clay at Stade Pierre Mauroy
in Lille, France.
The French are 10-2 all-time versus the Swiss in Davis Cup play. The two
nations last met in a 2004 quarterfinal that was won by France.
The nine-time champion French are seeking their first Davis Cup titles in 13
years, while Switzerland, and the 33-year-old 17-time Grand Slam champion
Federer, have never hoisted the coveted 114-year-old chalice.