Switzerland's Rodger Federer (L) shakes hands with Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka after winning their semi-final singles match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK
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Switzerland's potential Davis Cup fairy tale this weekend has become clouded by uncertainty over the fitness of Roger Federer and suggestions of strained relations between the all-time great and his teammate Stanislas Wawrinka.The country is on tenterhooks to learn whether its favorite son Federer, struggling with a back injury, can recover from injury in time to cap his matchless individual career by joining Wawrinka and winning a first team 'World Cup' for his nation against France in Lille.Everything had been going swimmingly in Federer's historic quest until Saturday evening's semifinal of the ATP World Tour finals, in which he ousted his equally on-form pal Wawrinka in an epic three-setter.Near the end of an increasingly stressful match that was only settled by a final set tiebreak, during which Federer picked up his injury, it had appeared Wawrinka was unhappy with the exuberance of the celebrations of Federer's camp, led by his wife Mirka and father Robbie.
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