Roger Federer says no rift with 'mate

Updated: February 13, 2012, 9:13 PM ET
Associated Press

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Roger Federer says he was misunderstood and he did 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.

But speaking at a pre-tournament news conference Monday at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Federer said there was no rift with Wawrinka.

"It was a tough weekend ...

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