Federer says there is no rift with Wawrinka

Updated: 14 February 2012 09:50 IST

Roger Federer says he was misunderstood and does not blame Switzerland teammate Stanislas Wawrinka for their Davis Cup loss to the United States.

Federer says there is no rift with Wawrinka
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Rotterdam:

Roger Federer says he was misunderstood and does not blame Switzerland teammate Stanislas Wawrinka for their Davis Cup loss to the United States.

In comments translated from French, Federer appeared to criticize Wawrinka's performances in the 5-0 first-round loss.

Speaking at a pre-tournament news conference at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Federer said on Monday he was "taken completely the wrong way" and he "would never" blame Wawrinka.

Federer lost both in singles and doubles against the US and is looking to bounce back in Rotterdam, where he is playing for the first time since winning the title in 2005.

Topics : Tennis Roger Federer David Ferrer Novak Djokovic Bernard Tomic Stanislas Wawrinka Rafael Nadal Andy Murray
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