Davis Cup: What Roger Federer Said, Really Meant and Definitely Did Not

Linus Fernandes@mktimeforsportsAnalyst IISeptember 20, 2011

Roger Federer Pushes Stan The Man’s ‘Buttons’

What he said:

"If Stan wants me to do some push-ups to pump him up, I’ll do that. If he wants me to sleep on the floor of his bed[room], I’ll do that—to keep him warm as we’re both missing our children and stuff. So whatever he wants me to do, I’m relaxed at this point. I’ll be here tomorrow of course—except if he doesn’t want me."

Roger Federer was ready to do almost anything to help his Davis Cup teammate, Stanislas Wawrinka, clinch his tie against Lleyton Hewitt. Wawrinka needed just six points to win his five setter Monday. Switzerland beat Australia in Australia—the final score read 3-2.

What he really meant:

“No Mirka, no kids, just us guys. It ought to have been an enjoyable guys outing Down Under, but  we’re home buddies now. Stan, let’s get back home—pronto.”

What he definitely didn’t mean:

“Stan and I are gonna yodel into the night and read out aloud our kids’ favourite bedtime tale ‘Heidi’.”


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