"It’s a good thing there were no cameras in the hallways and locker rooms back then" - Wawrinka looks back on 'cry baby gate' with Federer highlighted by Rune issues

Stan Wawrinka made headlines last week when he had some words for Holger Rune after their match with microphones and cameras picking it up.

The Swiss player told Rune to stop acting like a baby on the court which created headlines around the world. It's not the first time Wawrinka was in similar headlines as he had several tense exchanges with players on the court over the years.

One situation that was similar to that one happened in a match against Roger Federer when Mirka Federer taunted Wawrinka from the stands. It was a semi-final and Mirka shouted 'cry baby' from the stands which got Wawrinka to ask the umpire and Federer:

"Did you hear what she just said?”

The umpire responded that he didn't hear a thing but Wawrinka fired back:

"She did the same thing at Wimbledon. Every time I am on her side she yells before I serve. It’s unbearable.”

He refused to speak on it after the match but he and Federer made up some time after that. He finally broke silence on the situation speaking about it in Paris:

“We could have made some movies together (laughs). For sure, it was very, very tense right after the semi-final. 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."

He further said:

“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.”

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