Meeting the press today three days before the start of Switzerland’s Davis Cup final against France, Roger Federer downplayed any issues he has with teammate Stan Wawrinka over their semifinal match last Saturday at the ATP Finals in London.
“I was on the other side of the court, quite far away,” Federer told the Guardian. “We had a conversation after the match. Everything’s totally relaxed about the situation.
“I just wanted to see if there was were any hard feelings because it was probably one of the loudest moments of the match, around 5-4, 5-5 [in the third set] – clearly there was a lot of noise. There’s no hard feelings whatsoever. We’re having a good time here – we are friends, not enemies. It was one of those heat-of-the-moment situations.”
Added Wawrinka, “We talked about that straight after the match. Not only about that but about many things. We know how to deal with a small thing like that. We have known each other for a long time.
“We’ve never had major problems between us because we know each other well. In one particular tennis match, especially in a semi-final, there can be tensions. It’s become a big deal because of the press but, for us, it’s nothing really. It took us five minutes to talk about that, to think about the next main goal that we have: the Davis Cup this weekend.”
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) November 18, 2014
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