Dominic Thiem: ´Olympic Games are just an exhibition´

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Dominic Thiem: ´Olympic Games are just an exhibition´

Dominic Thiem criticized again Olympic Games format. The Austriach tennis player announced already one month ago that he would not play this event where all the top players play. The World No. 7, who will play Los Cabos that week, had a strong position on this topic.

'To me, Olympics Suit to other sports - Thiem said to O Globe Esporte - Tennis players already receive a lot of attention, especially media all the year. We have great events, we have Grand Slams. Rubber and Swimmers deserve to have attention at the Olympics, so it's more important for them.

To me it's a shame that there are no points at stake for the Olympics. It gives less value to the tournament, like this it's an exhibition. So I decided not to play.' He spoke about his Top 10 enter as well and that he plays even more against top players: 'I am very lucky to play against these guys and to be in thus froup.

Despite Federer was not at 100%, beating him on grass [in Stuttgart] is surely the biggest win of my career. He is the best player of all time on grass. But it needs a hard work to win a Grand Slam, I am still far away from that level.

I look at them as idols and it's a pleasure to compete with them, I admire them but when I go to the court I want to win.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: ´I´m impressed but not surprised by Dominic Thiem´s results