Would you a miss a chance for a $1.92 million payday for your country? If you are Roger Federer, then the answer is yes.
The 33-year-old Swiss world no. 2 was “forced” to pull out of the ATP World Tour Final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic due to injury. Federer, who personally apologized to the crowd, said that he was not "match-fit" after developing a back problem.
I don’t buy it.
Partnering with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, Federer has a date next week when he will try to get one of the few major honors missing from his cabinet, the Davis Cup. Yes, you can argue he missed the match against Djokovic because he was chasing personal records, but it was a match worth $1.92 million! And he skipped it to save himself for the Davis Cup!
For those of you arguing that he could really be injured…well, let just say I won’t be surprised if Federer line up next week for Switzerland alongside Wawrinka against France. Multi-millionaire or not, talk about a sacrifice.