No Laver Cup in Geneva for Wawrinka

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. 

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“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.

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