26 Feb 2009

US favourites to beat Swiss in Davis Cup

2:31 pm on 26 February 2009

The American Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe says the absence of Roger Federer means the US must be expected to beat Switzerland in next month's Davis Cup tie.

The American team includes Andy Roddick, James Blake and doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan and McEnroe says with Roger being out, the US should be solid favourites.

The two countries have met only twice with the United States emerging victorious in 1992 and the Swiss claiming revenge in 2001.