It was only a year ago, Switzerland had won the Davis Cup title against France. Last year Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka led their nation to its maiden Davis Cup title. It didn't happen this year as Switzerland lost in the initial round itself.
In the tie against Netherlands in September, Federer and Wawrinka both played the tie. But their participation was for two reasons. First, the tie was held in Zurich and second, because they needed to play one Davis Cup tie the year before in order to be eligible to take part in next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in 2016 In 2016, from 4th to 6th March, Switzerland will face Italy in an away Davis Cup tie, on clay.
Severin Luthi thinks that the presence of 'Fedrinka' will be doubtful: 'The forfeit is still not official, but with Olympics in Rio and busy schedule, it seems difficult for Stan and Roger'- said Davis Cup Swiss team captain to Le Matin. 'It's good for Davis Cup to have a winner like Andy Murray' - added Luthi - 'Next year France is favorite, it could've been a favorite this year too.
In that team there are players who are able to win big matches. Also Australia has chances.' Also Read: Roger Federer Does Not Guarantee His Participation In Davis Cup Next Year