19 Nov 2014

Swiss stars play down Davis Cup row

3:36 pm on 19 November 2014

The Swiss tennis stars, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are playing down talk of an internal row in the lead up to the weekend's Davis Cup final against France.

Roger Federer (L) and Stan Wawrinka embrace after their match.

Roger Federer (L) and Stan Wawrinka embrace after their match. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The controversy stems from their semi-final encounter at the ATP World Tour finals in London, which Federer won.

TV footage showed Wawrinka asking Federer's box to keep quiet between serves and complaining to chair umpire Cedric Mourier that his opponent's wife Mirka had heckled him.

Both players have talked down the incident at a news conference in Lille, where the Davis Cup final will be played on clay from Friday to Sunday.

Federer says they had a conversation about it after the match and they're relaxed about the situation.

He says they're friends not enemies and it was a heat of the moment situation.

Wawrinka has echoed those sentiments saying they know how to deal with things like that and it became a big deal because of the press.

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