Peruvian player would be honored to face Federer, Wawrinka in '20 Davis Cup


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Peruvian player would be honored to face Federer, Wawrinka in '20 Davis Cup

Peruvian player Juan Pablo Varillas commented on possibly playing the Davis Cup against Switzerland in March 2020. He said: "It's an opportunity to show up. I do not know if Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka come, but Switzerland has other high-level players.

It will be a very hard tie." On how it felt to play an exhibition match with Nadal back in 2013, Varillas said: "It was a dream come true. After the top tennis players, who can say that played next to Rafael Nadal? Almost nobody.

I am one of the privileged guys. At the time we spoke together a bit, a normal conversation between tennis players." On his goal, before the year ends, he said: "At the beginning of 2019 I wanted to try to reach the Grand Slam qualies, which meant to be around the 235th rankings position.

Now I want to gain all the possible points in the remaining tournaments." Asked if he thought about playing the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, he replied: "Yes but it's complicated. You have to be among the top 64 players, those are the people who gain rankings positions.

But only four guys per country enter, and in the top 100, there are many Spaniards, French, Argentineans, Russians... it's complicated. It's a long term goal. No Tokyo, maybe the next Olympic Games. You never know, no?" Federer is competing at the Basel's Swiss Indoors where he opens his campaign against the German qualifier Peter Gojowyczk.