Switzerland picks Geneva over Basel for Davis Cup

Updated: 15 October 2012 17:15 IST

Switzerland's tennis federation has picked Geneva over Roger Federer's hometown Basel to host a Davis Cup match against the Czech Republic in February.

Switzerland picks Geneva over Basel for Davis Cup
©

Geneva:

Switzerland's tennis federation has picked Geneva over Roger Federer's hometown Basel to host a Davis Cup match against the Czech Republic in February.

Swiss Tennis President Rene Stammbach says Geneva was the less risky option, and that Federer is unlikely to confirm before the end of the year if he will play.

The Feb. 1-3 first-round match is scheduled days after the Australian Open ends.

The federation says Swiss No. 2 Stanislas Wawrinka, who comes from the canton (state) neighboring Geneva, has said he will play.

Swiss Tennis says a 5,500-capacity indoor arena at the Palexpo center will host the match. The court surface has not yet been chosen.

Topics : Roger Federer Tennis Rafael Nadal Andy Murray David Ferrer Novak Djokovic Bernard Tomic Stanislas Wawrinka
Related Articles
Roger Federer Makes it Too Easy: Andre Agassi
Roger Federer Makes it Too Easy: Andre Agassi
Andy Murray Shows Magic, Nick Kyrgios Booed in Stormy Defeat
Andy Murray Shows Magic, Nick Kyrgios Booed in Stormy Defeat
Roger Federer Says he Hopes to Play For Two to Three More Years
Roger Federer Says he Hopes to Play For Two to Three More Years
Show Comments
Advertisement