DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer is skipping the Davis Cup this year after leading Switzerland to its first title in 2014.
Federer played the entire Davis Cup season last year, with Switzerland beating France 3-1 in the final.
He won’t be in the lineup when Switzerland opens defense of the title in Belgium on March 6-8. And Federer says he has no plans to play Davis Cup the rest of the year either.
The 33-year-old Federer says “it wasn’t a difficult decision” because “I have played for so long and I think by winning it I can finally do whatever I please, to be quite honest.”
The Swiss team in Belgium will also be without 2013 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.
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