Swiss Maestro Roger Federer has shared that he has no more clashes with the reigning world number one Novak Djokovic.
16-time Grand Slam champion Federer and five time winner Novak Djokovic will lock horns for the 27th time in the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships on Friday.
The Swiss legend and the Serbian superstar had been involved in a number of disputes in the past. Federer recalled that he got angry at Djokovic during their countries David Cup tie in 2006. The Swiss Maestro got irritated as the Serbian called trainer a number of times during his victory over the former’s friend Stanislas Wawrinka.
Federer said, during an interview on Wednesday, "I was just upset at him calling the trainer out for no obvious reason against my buddy, Stan, in a five setter. 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.”
He added, "Have I gone out for dinner with him? No. But we have had many meetings at the 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."
Federer once criticized Djokovic’s parents for supporting their son with over enthusiasm during the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters one time.
Djokovic’s family did not leave behind in the fight of words. When he defeated Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals of the 2008 Australian Open, his mother said, “The King (Federer) is dead.”
However, it will be a treat to watch Federer and Djokovic facing each other in the upcoming match. Federer has lost his last three matches against the Serbian but still leads 14-12 in the overall head to head record.