Roger Federer "Hopeful" of Playing Davis Cup Final

Roger Federer sustained the back injury playing in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour finals in London on Saturday evening during a gruelling three set match against Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka.

Updated: November 19, 2014 10:48 IST
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Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP World Tour finals just ahead of the game against Djokovic


Roger Federer said on Tuesday, that he was "hopeful" he would be able to play in the Davis Cup final against France on Friday despite the crippling back injury he sustained in London. (Federer, Wawrinka bury the hatchet)

"I am not good enough to practice yet and I wish my progress would be faster," the Swiss star told a press conference at the Stade Pierre Mauroy outside Lille which will host the three-day final.

"It's a little bit better than on Saturday, Sunday, Monday so I am hopeful."

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