Originally Posted by toyecc1
Is there a chance Federer will be play in Australia before January 2013? I wonder if he will if Switzerland loose this tie, will they verse Australia? Is there any way? I would love his autograph and to see him play, as I just missed out on getting his autograph at the Australian Open. I think about it every day and wish I had gotten it
Unfortunately there's no chance before Australian Open 2013, as if Switzerland has to play Australia again in september, which is possible (but unlikely), it would be in Switzerland this time.
But he will be there for Australian Open 2013
It would have been great for Roger and Stan to have won this tie for Swiss, so that they then would have guaranteed a spot in WG next year and Roger wouldn't have to play Davis Cup again this season, but they didn't. Off to the play-off, where Roger will likely be needed to carry Stan.
If they had won, the quarterfinal was after Miami, most possibly in France, another tight week-end before the most important part of the season, from Roland-Garros.
Whereas the play-off will be after the US Open, then after the important part of the year for Roger.
I guess it's the only positive thing from what happened : he will have less tiring matches to play before the key-part of the season.
I hope they will win the play-off and try again next year.
It was the first single Fed had lost in Davis cup since the match against Hewitt in SF in 2003, and the first time ever he has lost both a single and friday and a double on saturday.
Of course the French speaking Swiss media (le Temps and le Matin) are after him as usual : in both these newspapers, the writers about tennis (Musy and Despont, who used to work together for le Temps) dislike Roger and love Nadal. And Fed is always presented as a genius who just makes no effort
(as some people also present sometimes Federer here
But well it's like that : the Americans played great and deserved the win more than the Swiss, then well let's better forget (even if personally I cared much more about that than about Rotterdam)