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Nov 20, 2014

Network Front | The Guardian: Roger Federer not 100% but promises to give it a go in Davis Cup final

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Roger Federer not 100% but promises to give it a go in Davis Cup final
Nov 20th 2014, 17:40, by Kevin Mitchell in Lille

World No2 is happier with his back but doubts remain over his ability to play two singles and a doubles match against France
• Federer denies feud with Stan Wawrinka

Roger Federer, smiling but cautious after a light Thursday morning workout on his suspect back, admitted he is not 100% fit, but promised to "give it a go" against Gaël Monfils when the Davis Cup final begins in the impressive Stade Pierre Mauroy on Friday.

"Obviously if I'm stepping out on the court, that means I can play," the world No2 said. "It's a difficult match regardless – for anybody, for me as well. If I were 100%, it would be tough in itself because of the crowd, because of the opponent. In the first round of a tournament, nobody knows what's going on. Indoor clay is something [where] we don't quite know. There's a lot of question marks for everybody, including myself.

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