Federer: 'I have no issues with Djokovic'

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 /by

Ahead of his Wimbledon semifinal clash with Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, Roger Federer says he has a solid personal relationship with the Serb. Federer said that although he was upset with Djokovic at a 2006 Davis Cup tie between Switzerland and Serbia, the two have gotten past that. (Federer was speaking about Djokovic's 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Stanislas Wawrinka in the second match of that tie, which was eventually won 4-1 by Switzerland.) In 2008, Federer became irritated with Djokovic's parents during the Monte Carlo tournament, yelling at them to be quiet during his match against Novak.

"I was just upset at [Djokovic] calling the trainer out for no obvious reason against my buddy, Stan, in a five-setter," Federer. "That was it. We had a quick chat about it in Madrid after that, and things are cool since a long time between me and him. I've always respected him. Have I gone out for dinner with him? No. But had many meetings with him at the [ATP Players] Council, and then now with the Grand Slams. He's been nice to work with. We've met on several occasions because of other things together. I have no issues with him, and I hope you believe me."

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