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Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

I know he doesn't usually play at this stage, the tie being held just after the Aussie Open.....but I have a sneaky suspicion he might play, the chance to play Nadal on home soil with a choice of court surface might be too good to miss.

I'd love to see it happen
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

Federer will win both singles matches and the doubles one .

I can't see Roger not playing this tie.
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

Federer will play and ask the swiss federation to choose clay!

Federer needs a win against Nadal on clay and his hometown would be the right place to do so!
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

You bet this is going to be on grass. LOL
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

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Federer will play and ask the swiss federation to choose clay!

Federer needs a win against Nadal on clay and his hometown would be the right place to do so!

I don't know if Roger would be drunk enough to ask for playing on clay but I'm sure Swiss federation aren't.

The tie will be on carpet
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

If the Swiss have any sense they'll play the tie on the fastest indoor court possible
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

Poor Spain.
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

Its either both Federer and Nadal play (they both didnt play DC earlier this year and their teams lost) or they dont. I cant imagine Nadal playing and Federer not. The swiss fans and media would be mighty pissed if Nadal played and Federer not. And I dont think that Federer wants that.

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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

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I don't know if Roger would be drunk enough to ask for playing on clay but I'm sure Swiss federation aren't.

The tie will be on carpet
It depends. Wawrinka has his best results in clay and has victories over some spanish claycourters (e.g Ferrer).

I can't see Wawrinka getting a win in carpet over a spaniard...

Btw Allegro/Federer should be too strong for any spanish double team.
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

Being a home tie, during the European indoor season, I don't see Federer skipping it.

I think he only skipped SWI vs. AUS this year because it was on clay.

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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

Wawrinka reached the third round of Wimbledon on grass.

They might put down a grass court, but I imagine lightning quick hard/carpet like the one Slovakia and Belarus laid.
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

If Nadal doesn't play, he might not too. Like with Hewitt this year.

The tie will be played on Carpet for sure.

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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

Very fast court for sure, it depends whether if Federer wins the AO.

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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

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It depends. Wawrinka has his best results in clay and has victories over some spanish claycourters (e.g Ferrer).

I can't see Wawrinka getting a win in carpet over a spaniard...

Btw Allegro/Federer should be too strong for any spanish double team.
On carpet Switzerland has almost ensured 3 points , on clay they don't have them

If Switzerland choses clay it would be one of the dumbest things I've seen ever.
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Re: Switzerland vs Spain in the DC!!! Will Federer play?

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Wawrinka reached the third round of Wimbledon on grass.

They might put down a grass court, but I imagine lightning quick hard/carpet like the one Slovakia and Belarus laid.
If they choose carpet, they will have to rely on Federer to beat Nadal, because I can't Wawrinka getting a win over Robredo or even Ferrero (in Vienna'05 shape at least).
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