Switzerland’s Davis Cup team captain Severin Luthi has named Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka to spearhead the Swiss team’s charge in the Davis Cup final against France in Lille later this month.
In the country’s first final appearance since 1992, Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer – the same teammates that contested all the ties throughout this year’s tournament – will join Federer and Wawrinka.
Although armed with two of the Top five players on the tour, the Swiss team will serve as the underdogs in this final, based solely on the head-to-head record between the two countries. Of their previous 12 encounters, France has won 10 of those meetings. They have also lifted the Davis Cup trophy a total of nine times throughout the tournament’s history.
Switzerland has never lifted the Davis Cup trophy. Its only appearance in a final was in 1992, where they lost 3-1 to a strong American team made up of Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and John McEnroe.
Although the French team is yet to officially announce their selection, the French captain, Arnaud Clement, took Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon to a training camp in Bordeaux.
The Davis Cup final will be contested between Nov. 21-23 in Lillie, France.