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Federer draws world No. 262 in Davis Cup playoff

Updated: September 22, 2005, 3:14 PM ET
Reuters

GENEVA -- Runaway world No. 1 Roger Federer drew a little-known Scot on Thursday as Britain's Davis Cup captain Jeremy Bates took a surprise approach to this weekend's World Group playoff against Switzerland.

Living up to his promise of playing the tie tactically, Bates nominated world No. 262 Alan Mackin to face Federer in Friday's opening singles rubber, in place of the British team's top player Greg Rusedski.

Rusedski is expected to be brought in for Sunday's reverse singles, allowing ...

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