Tennis: Federer says there is no rift with Wawrinka

AP, Tuesday 14 Feb 2012

Former world number one says he doesn't blame his teammate for Switzerland's Davis Cup defeat to US

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

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 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.

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