Federer to face Isner in Davis Cup singles


FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) -- Roger Federer will face John Isner in the second singles match Friday when Switzerland takes on the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup.

Eighth-ranked Mardy Fish will open for the U.S. against No. 28 Stanislas Wawrinka on the indoor clay courts at 7,000-capacity Fribourg Forum. Federer and Fish are each 2-0

Isner has lost both matches against Federer, each time on hard courts, and Fish is 2-0 against Wawrinka.

U.S. captain Jim Courier plans to have 19-year-old Ryan Harrison make his Davis Cup debut on Saturday, partnering with Mike Bryan in doubles against Federer and Wawrinka, who won Olympic gold in doubles in Beijing.

Still, that could change depending how deep Fish and Isner go in their singles matches.