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If he plays his Laver Cup exo instead of playing Roland Garros would it prove that he considers himself to be bigger than the French Open?
 

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No, it's a proof of 1) he sucks on clay, which we know. 2) he's Mirka's puppet in her power war with Toni and Pepe.
 

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It'd mean he can do whatever the fuck he wants, which has already led him to skip the tournament before.
There are no rules that forces him to play RG.
 

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Federer is great on clay. He's won RG and many clay events. If Nadal was Gasquet, Fed would have won at least 8 RGs. It's mystifying how he could skip RG to play an exo.
 

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No, it's a proof of 1) he sucks on clay, which we know. 2) he's Mirka's puppet in her power war with Toni and Pepe.
He won the FO and made semis last year at nearly 38. Doesn’t look like he sucks to me. He may not be as good as Dull and maybe Djokovic as well on clay but he’s still one of the best on it.
 

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Christ. First off, Federer scheduled Laver cup for a part of the season far away from Clay. He's got obligations to the sponsors that go well beyond anything to do with RG. If, (and this is a big IF), the ATP lets RG reschedule, then Federer is well within his rights to sue the ATP and the ITF. (more likely they quietly reach a settlement, in the off case that RG is actually played). More liked the ATP tells the ITF to piss up a rope, threatens a boycott and RG actually gets cancelled.
 
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Federer can play what he likes, he aint 25 anymore and would not be discrediting RG by skipping it. To the question no individual player is bigger than a slam.

All of this is moot, tennis will be cancelled.
 

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I think Federer is actually bigger than the French Open. Just like Tiger Woods is bigger than the PGA. Just like Michael Jordan was bigger than certain NBA franchises.

Does Federer have more social media followers than RG? :)
 

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He won the FO and made semis last year at nearly 38. Doesn’t look like he sucks to me. He may not be as good as Dull and maybe Djokovic as well on clay but he’s still one of the best on it.
Federer's first Masters 1000 title came on Hamburg clay 2002.
 
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Why doesn't Fed find out? He should host the Laver Cup at the same time. If Rafa, Zverev, and co, choose to play LC over RG, then we have our answer.
 

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This has nothing to with Federer but rather the mighty dollar, players that are selected from the mostly top 20 are guaranteed a nice paycheck for just showing up at the LC.

And I don¨t know why guys have against the LC, in a normal tennis calender year the LC is played at the of september and that month is known as a 250 tourney's month which the top players don't care about
 
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