During the team presser today, Swiss star Roger Federer talked about the injury to his back that prevented him from playing in the ATP Finals on Sunday. Federer remains hopeful that he will be OK for the start of the tie against France on Friday.
“It’s definitely not good enough to practice,” Federer said. “I wish progress would be faster, but we’re trying hard.
“We’re heading in that direction. I feel it’s definitely a little bit better than it was on Saturday night and Sunday and also Monday. I wish I could be on the practice courts, but I can’t be there yet. I’m hopeful for tomorrow.”
The tie is on red clay a surface that Federer hasn’t practiced on in weeks. And matches begin on Friday.
French captain Arnaud Clement is preparing for Federer. “We are not thinking that Roger Federer will not play on Friday,” said Clement. “We have been preparing for 10 days, and we are prepared to play the Swiss team with Federer and Wawrinka.”
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