Originally Posted by Litotes
In theory you're right, but it has never happened. Federer has lost just one match winning his six titles.
"Exhibition tournament" is not what you said back in 2008....
The way someone perceives it doesn't change what it is
We know that Federer takes that tournament seriously.
It can provide a certain satisfaction -- beating your rivals. From a purist point of view, though, it's nowhere close to GS...