On ESPN2 this weekend, tennis great and commentator John McEnroe hinted that after their semifinal match, good friends Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka had a falling out.
“Something went on in the locker room,” McEnroe said on TV of the top two Swiss players. “There was a long talk between the players that extended well into the night.”
What could this long conversation have been about? There may now be an answer.
It looks like Roger Federer's wife Mirka called Stan Wawrinka a 'crybaby' on court. New video has emerged showing the moment she heckles Stan Wawrinka at the ATP Tour Finals.
The video (blocked from online sharing due to copyright issues) shows the exchanges between Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer and his wife Mirka at the most tense and anxious moment of their semi-final at the O2 Arena on Saturday.
You can hear the word “Crybaby” coming in a female voice from the stands.
Wawrinka's reaction is to step back instead of preparing to receive a serve. He then snaps to the umpire, “Not just before the serve, not just before the serve.” Mirka’s habit of shouting out encouragement for her husband between first and second serves is a breach of tennis etiquette.
Federer and Wawrinka will face questions about their alleged fight in London at a news conference before the Davis Cup final.