In an interview with Sport 360 at the Laver Cup, Roger Federer’s agent Tony Godsick said the new event is not competing with anyone.
“Everyone always gets upset in tennis when things happen … Everybody in tennis gets along, but everyone in tennis seems to compete. And I hope that our event can actually in the future be the event that the sport of tennis owns together,” he said.
Godsick said they were careful to not go to a city where the ATP already has an event. (This year, Prague. Next year, Chicago).