U.S. tennis player Sam Querrey didn’t skip the Olympics because of a lack of prize money or rankings points, or even Zika virus concerns.
“I did the Olympics before. It was fun. I’m kind of over it now,” Querrey told media Monday.
Querrey stated the largely held belief that, for tennis and golf, the Olympics are not a top priority. Each sport has four majors that take higher precedent.
Many of the world’s top male golfers and some male tennis players are skipping the Rio Games, most citing health concerns including the Zika virus.
Querrey competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, losing his first-round singles and doubles matches.
“I don’t necessarily think [tennis] maybe should be an Olympic sport,” Querrey, who stunned world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, said Monday. “Some sports in the Olympics, that [tennis], golf, I feel like maybe shouldn’t be in there.”Follow @nzaccardi