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”Why not?’ – Roger Federer open to China hosting Laver Cup

Roger Federer sees no reason why the Laver Cup can’t get an Asian edition, admitting that China is becoming a powerhouse in hosting tennis tournaments.

The third edition of the Laver Cup is set to take place in Geneva this weekend, with a team of Europe’s top talent facing a team from the rest of the world.

None of the players from from the World team are from Asia, but Japanese star Kei Nishikori would have had he not opted to rest instead.

However, Federer believes it is only a matter of time before Asia gets to host the event.

Federer told reporters: “Why not? It’s completely open and flexible, but you have got to ask the Laver Cup people.

“I’m sure they’re looking into it, where it’s going to go for the next decade or so.

“China has been a good place for us players. The tournaments in Shanghai and Beijing, they’ve been big.

“It’s growing there as well with all the tournaments that are coming now, also on the women side.

“Sure, there’s other countries and cities that really also would like it in the future.

“I just like it to be in the place that is super excited about hosting the Laver Cup like Prague, Chicago and now also Geneva has shown, that would be the same in China if it ever goes there.”

Europe boast both Federer and Rafael Nadal in their team this year, with the action set to get underway on Friday.

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