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Tennis: French champ Wawrinka: Federer 'always really happy' for him

AP , Monday 8 Jun 2015
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland poses near the Eiffel Tower with his men's French Open tennis tournament trophy in Paris, France, June 8, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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So here's how far Stan Wawrinka has come: Now that he is a two-time major champion, the guy ignores congratulatory phone calls from Roger Federer.

OK, well, that's not exactly how it went.

Wawrinka says he wasn't able to answer a post-match call from good pal Federer on Sunday night because it was time to do a news conference after beating Novak Djokovic in the French Open final.

Wawrinka did get a text message from Federer.

Says Wawrinka: ''He is always behind me. He likes when I win.''

After adding this trophy to the one he won at last year's Australian Open, Wawrinka says it is hard to believe he owns multiple Grand Slam titles.

He says ''it's a strange feeling, but it's a great feeling.''
 

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