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Maybe he has not committed yet and will join later. If he decides to play, something tells me he won't exactly be told there is no place for him. ;)
Maybe, but it wouldn't suprise me if he didn't.

There is a reason he is not playing here, do not act like this is a small thing.
The reason seeems pretty obvious to me. Federer and Djokovic clearly don't like each other. They tried to bond when he participated to this event last year and it just didn't work. The scandal revolving around Kermode's departure added fuel to the fire.
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
Maybe, but it wouldn't suprise me if he didn't.



The reason seeems pretty obvious to me. Federer and Djokovic clearly don't like each other. They tried to bond when he participated to this event last year and it just didn't work. The scandal revolving around Kermode's departure added fuel to the fire.
Obviously you're not going to leave a forum where you're not wanted and don't belong. On ignore.
 
Well, I find that the ones I work with who are less talented are much more pleasant to work with because they don't have big heads. I find that very talented young people need more time to sort out life, to find out what is really important over time. Also, unless you know people well you don't really know anything important about them. Some people who seem quite nice in public, who learn to play "the game of fame", turn out to be not too pleasant when you see them being the scenes.
It is not the talent itself that is the problem, it's the attitude of self importance. Maybe there are a greater percentage of talented people that have a self-important attitude than the rest of us, particularly those kids who grow up being told they are special.
 
Maybe, but it wouldn't suprise me if he didn't.



The reason seeems pretty obvious to me. Federer and Djokovic clearly don't like each other. They tried to bond when he participated to this event last year and it just didn't work. The scandal revolving around Kermode's departure added fuel to the fire.
i think fed tried, but you are right they were lacking chemistry. i do think they get along fine and dont hate/dislike each other they way they used to , i think people make a bigger deal out of that controversy because they met up during practice at the french and seemed to get along fine.

lol did you see the post laver cup conference where they joked about going on vacation together and who was going to pay for what, it was great. the thing is i think too much is made about these top rivals needing to bffs, they wont ever be bffs but i genuinely think they get along fine as co-workers.
 
i think fed tried, but you are right they were lacking chemistry. i do think they get along fine and dont hate/dislike each other they way they used to , i think people make a bigger deal out of that controversy because they met up during practice at the french and seemed to get along fine.

lol did you see the post laver cup conference where they joked about going on vacation together and who was going to pay for what, it was great. the thing is i think too much is made about these top rivals needing to bffs, they wont ever be bffs but i genuinely think they get along fine as co-workers.
Has anyone thought that getting all of the big 3 might be too much even for Laver Cup budget? OK I don't know how much of a fee Roger takes given it's his baby, but I bet Rafa & Novak don't come cheap.

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i think fed tried, but you are right they were lacking chemistry. i do think they get along fine and dont hate/dislike each other they way they used to , i think people make a bigger deal out of that controversy because they met up during practice at the french and seemed to get along fine.

lol did you see the post laver cup conference where they joked about going on vacation together and who was going to pay for what, it was great. the thing is i think too much is made about these top rivals needing to bffs, they wont ever be bffs but i genuinely think they get along fine as co-workers.
I hope you’re right. I like them both and the idea of them not getting along pains me, to be honest.

And yeah, that joke during the conference was priceless. :laughing:
 
Has anyone thought that getting all of the big 3 might be too much even for Laver Cup budget? OK I don't know how much of a fee Roger takes given it's his baby, but I bet Rafa & Novak don't come cheap.

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Yep and also if I'm not mistaken the higher ranked you are the more you get paid. I know roger said he would love the big 4 and stan to be there since LC is in Switzerland and that's special for him but they all have to agree ofc. Either way it's fine I'm sure this year will be good even though I'm still sideyeing Fabio. I wish grigor joined I loved him last year but there are still two spots so we shall see. I'm more curious as to why we dont know of any single team world player
 
Why don’t you let people like who they want and dislike who they want? Ever heard of “live and let live?” Nobody cares if you like Zverev and hate the Fog, so use the same mindset with others. Has it occurred to you that some people don’t care if “sexist” remarks are made by Fab and can like him anyway? There’s such a thing as free speech and free choice.
His/her preachy tone is annoying to say the least.
 
Roger and Novak get along fine. They don’t have to be chummy exactly, they can still be respectful of each other. Besides, Fed would make changes to the Laver Cup schedule if it meant Novak would be present in the team. It’s in Geneva, Switzerland and Roger last year wanted all the big 5 if possible. If the big 3 play it might be one of the most enjoyable tournaments for me, the atmosphere would be exhilarating, I would be chuffed to bits!
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
Roger and Novak get along fine. They don’t have to be chummy exactly, they can still be respectful of each other. Besides, Fed would make changes to the Laver Cup schedule if it meant Novak would be present in the team. It’s in Geneva, Switzerland and Roger last year wanted all the big 5 if possible. If the big 3 play it might be one of the most enjoyable tournaments for me, the atmosphere would be exhilarating, I would be chuffed to bits!
I avoid chuffing, hate the rash.
 
Halle is winnable for Federer, but I think he shouldn't spend too much energy there. Rather than engaging in long rallies, he should practice serve and volley or serve and make winner. As for Wimbledon, I would be ecstatic to see him getting to the final.
I wouldn't worry about that. He spent the last month constantly S&Ving on clay, so he's certainly not about to grind himself down on the Halle grass.
 
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