So how highly do the players think of the Olympics?
Personaly I think the majority of players don't give much of a crap about the Olympics or playing for their countries compared to the GS events or some other big ones. We often hear players say they feel privileged, special, honored, etc. to play for their countries but yet in the case of Fed Cup, as soon as they have become top players, they refuse to play making one excuse to another. We hardly see a top 5 player play the team competition all year around. And now comes the Olympics. I dunno if players are given some tour events but it seems most of the top players really don't give a damn about it. On the surface they always say they's love to play and it means a lot but what they do after all ain't really compatible with what they say in public. I'm disappointed in Ai (no offense) for her not participating in the event due to a tight schedule. I know she always puts her tour schedule first and when it's tight, she doesn't even play Fed Cup even when she's healthy. In my opinion, the Olympics means little to most of the top players just like Fed Cup. What do you think?