Roger Federer obsessed by the Davis Cup final rather than the World No.1? It seems that could be the case. Back in Switzerland, where the World No.2 - in the run with Novak Djokovic to close the year on top of the men's rankings - will defend the final conquered 12 months ago, Roger had fun training on red clay, the surface chosen by the French Tennis Federation to play the 2014 Davis Cup final in Lille.
A surprising choice made by the Swiss, considering how the ATP of Basel is played on indoor hard courts, just as the Masters 1000 of Paris Bercy and the ATP World Tour Finals in London, all tournaments Federer needs to win if he aims at closing the year at World No.1, overtaking Novak Djokovic.
Here is the Swiss training on clay, as posted by himself on his Twitter account:
Claycourt practice #dirtysocks #sliding #grinding 🎾 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/wd9eWDS0KX — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 15, 2014
Day 3 on clay #done 🏁 pic.twitter.com/AlQzVosY6N — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 17, 2014A provocation by the 17-time Grand Slam champion? Roger also decided to include a French flag in his Tweet, a joke the French maybe didn't take too well...