Dominic Thiem will not be a new friends on the circuit of the ATP since it does not have the intention to participate in the assistance program for the players ranked beyond the top 100.
The third best player in the world has made this statement in an interview with the austrian daily newspaper “Kronen Zeitung” Sunday.
Due to the interruption of activities, which deprives gamblers of the stock exchanges, the ATP, the WTA, the ITF and the organisers of the Grand Slam tournaments have agreed to create a fund to support them. The top stars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have pulled out their checkbook for the cause. Thiem, he doesn’t want to.
“Why I would give them the money? None of these players are poorly rated will not fight for its survival. Throughout the year, I see many people who do not give themselves fully to tennis. Many of them are not very professional.”
These words are amazing from a player who was in this same position there was just one year ago. Thiem is one of the top 100 for only one year.
“I prefer to give money to people or institutions that really need it, he added. No job does not guarantee you a big success at the beginning of your career. Nothing is guaranteed, even for the best players. We have to fight continually for our ranking.”
Because of the pandemic of the COVID-19, the tennis is at a standstill since the beginning of the month of march and until mid-July at least, after including the report of Roland-Garros in the fall, and the cancellation history of Wimbledon.