Did Mirka Federer Call Stanislas Wawrinka a 'Crybaby'?

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka were involved in a long and tense 'discussion' following their semifinal match of the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday.

Updated: November 19, 2014 20:18 IST
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Mirka Federer during at the players box during ATP World Tour Finals tournament.


Roger Federer and his Swiss teammate Stanislas Wawrinka are back in the best of terms after an ugly spat during the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Saturday.

The incident took place when in the deciding set. The match was poised at 5-5 and 40-40 in game 11 when Warwinka gestured to Federer's box asking that they not make noise in between serves, "Not just before the serve, not just before the serve."

Mirka, who was sitting in the players' section, was upset that Wawrinka had blamed her and she reportedly called him a 'crybaby'. "What did she say?" Wawrinka then asked Federer.

The Swiss duo played a thrilling semi-final as Federer defeated Wawrinka in three gruelling sets 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, saving four match points along the way. Federer withdrew from the final of the season-ending World Tour Championship saying he was not match fit, casting doubts over his participation in the Davis Cup.

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Roger Federer greets Stanislas Wawrinka after ATP World Tour semis.

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The two were then seen involved in a long and tense discussion in the locker-room after the match and on Monday, went their own way en route from London to Lille in northern France for the Davis Cup showdown.

However, both have since moved on and it seems all is well between the two ahead of their Davis Cup final against France in Lille this weekend.

On Monday, Federer took to twitter to rubbish any fallout between him and Wawrinka.

While adressing media ahead of the Davis Cup final in Lille, the 17-time Grand Slam champion admitted that there had been an altercation, but all was back to normal.

"We had a conversation after the match. Everything's totally relaxed about the situation. We're old enough," Federer said.

"I just wanted to see if there was any hard feelings because it was probably one of the loudest moments of the match, around 5-4, 5-5 score. Clearly a lot of noise."

Wawrinka agreed with Federer, but said it had been overplayed by the press. "For me there's not much to say because it's become a big deal because of the press," he said.

"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."

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