Federer promises Davis Cup return for Switzerland

Roger Federer is returning to the Davis Cup to help Switzerland

try to reach the top-tier World Group.

Federer says on his official website he’s ”really looking

forward” to facing Portugal at home in a second-tier, second-round


The matchup starts on July 8, five days after the Wimbledon

men’s singles final.

Federer last played in the Davis Cup in September 2009, winning

both of his singles as Switzerland beat Italy in a World Group

playoff. He and Rafael Nadal both missed Spain’s victory over the

Swiss a year ago.

The Swiss tennis federation says it will choose a venue for the

Portugal tie within days.