Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka revealed details about his clash with Roger Federer’s wife in 2014.
Wawrinka faced off against the 20-time Grand Slam champion in a tense three-set semi final contest.
Federer ended up walking away with the 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 victory but things turned ugly between Wawrinka and Mirka Federer during the match, with Federer’s wife accused of distracting Wawrinka before he served and appeared to raise his concerns with the chair umpire.
Mirka, according to reports, is said to have labelled Wawrinka a “cry baby” in the middle of the on-court drama.
In a recent interview with RMC, Wawrinka spoke about the frosty exchange between he the tennis legend’s wife.
“For sure, it was very, very tense right after the semi-final,” Wawrinka said of the 2014 match.
“Very, very hot, very, very complicated, on both sides. It’s a good thing there were no cameras in the hallways and locker rooms back then.
“But once again, at some point, when you get caught up in the emotion, for things that don’t necessarily happen because of your fault, you have to know how to take some distance.
“Don’t forget everything we’ve been through together, let the night and the next day pass, don’t see each other and then simply discuss it.
“We had to remember that we had a Davis Cup to win. I wasn’t going to let a little argument, which became a big one because of the emotions, disrupt this victory.”
A few weeks later Wawrinka and Federer teamed up to lead Switzerland to a 3-1 victory over France to claim the Davis Cup.
And Mirka’s comments came back to light after Wawrinka offered up some advice to Holger Rune after a loss.
Wawrinka was beaten Rune in the opening round of the Paris Masters overnight 4-6, 7-5 7-6 and it was at the net when the Swiss star let rip.
As the two men approached the net, Wawrinka said:
“My advice to you is that you stop acting like a baby on the court, OK?” Wawrinka was overhead saying by on-court microphones.