In one of his press conferences at the ATP Finals in London, Roger Federer said that players who competed at this year's Laver Cup won't get any intentional favour from the Australian Open next year. Federer was asked this question because of the potential conflict of interest since the Australian Open tournament director is also associated with the Laver Cup.
Federer, however, doesn't think so. 'No. I think the tournament will do it in connection with the ATP, checking all the requests with what they always do, with the TV demands,' said Federer. 'I don't know how much sponsors have to say, to be honest, at a Grand Slam.
But usually it's TVs and home market. They go after that. I don't know about what all the other players are requesting, or if they get asked. So, no, I don't worry about that, to be honest. I think, sure, there's conflict of interest in this sport.
We know it. We know where they are. They've been around for a long, long time. They will never go away. I don't think there is any there in this regard, no.' The 2019 Laver Cup which will be held in Europe, will be held in Geneva, Switzerland.