Roger Federer explains why he will skip 2019 Davis Cup

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Roger Federer explains why he will skip 2019 Davis Cup

According to L'Equipe a group of "top players" wrote a letter to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to tell them that they are not planning to compete in Davis Cup next year as the final stage will be played in late November.

So far, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev said that they will not play the team competition event, while Novak Djokovic is unsure about it. But Federer is not aware of the letter sent by top players: 'I never heard about it, probably I don't belong the group of best players', Federer said laughing.

Zverev is not aware of this letter either: ''A letter to ITF? I did not sign anything. And I did not hear anything about it. However, all of you knows what I think about the project. There are no chances I play in November. I need my holidays and enough time to prepare my body for the following season.

I also know that most of the best guys think like me. But a letter? No, I do not know what you are speaking about', the German said. Negotiations between Davis Cup and top players already started, and the 20-time Major winner does not want to take commitments so early: 'They gave me three days to decide.

It's too less for me to speak with all the people involved (Stan Wawrinka, for example). I told them to do what is better for their product', Roger revealed. Federer's lack of commitment to Davis Cup brought the authorities not to give a main draw wildcard to Switzerland that will instead have to go through the qualies match against Russia in February.

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