It would have been sweet if Geneva’s Laver Cup had both Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.
But Wawrinka will play St. Petersburg that week.
“Stan wanted to play in Geneva … and he tried to make it work,” Wawrinka agent Lawrence Frankopan told Tages Anzeiger.
The problem? Money/respect. Or respect/money.
The Laver Cup’s rigid appearance-fee structure is tied to ranking. Team Stan felt CEO Steve Zacks disrespected the three-time Slam champ by not sweetening the offer given he’s coming back from surgery, and given his status in Switzerland.
So he’ll take some $$, and some ranking points, in Russia.