Roger Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam champion has once again decided to opt out of the Davis Cup tie against Serbia later this month. The news was announced when the Swiss Tennis Federation revealed its team that will travel for the tie in Novi Sad on January 31, which includes Stanislas Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli, Henri Laaksonen, and Michael Lammer.
The Serbian Davis Cup team will announce its list of participating players on Monday. Their team is also in jeopardy of losing its top two players in world No. 2 Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic, who missed last year’s Davis Cup final and the Australian Open due to a foot injury.
Federer’s last appearance with the Swiss Davis Cup team came in 2012, when he joined them in the playoffs against the Netherlands and then again later in the first round of the World Group, where they lost 5-0 to the USA in the tie.