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Roger Federer to skip Davis Cup

Updated: May 24, 2013, 10:19 AM ET
Associated Press

BERN, Switzerland -- Roger Federer says he won't play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup playoffs against Ecuador in September.

Federer says "it's better" he announce now that he'll miss the Sept. 13-15 series at home after the U.S. Open.

The 31-year-old Federer previously said he would schedule more breaks for family and recovery time this year. But he was criticized at home for being unclear about his Davis Cup plans before skipping a first-round loss against the Czech Republic in ...

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