I agree with what you've said but I also think that tennis at the Olympics could eventually become as big as a Grand Slam. If the best players in the world play every four years then the events will get bigger and gather the same amount of history as the current Grand Slams.
(Original post by SirMasterKey)
I don't really agree with tennis being an Olympic sport. The Olympics is the celebration of primarily amateur sports. Tennis (and football) are big enough in their own right and is not the pinnacle of the players career. I mean would a tennis player really pick Olympic Gold over a grand slam title?
And if that happens then over time, the ATP/WTA may change the points structure so that winning gold will result in 2000 points (or whatever the top points prize becomes). With that and the rareness of the event, winning an Olympic gold medal could eventually become the pinnacle of tennis.
Football at the Olympics however, will never be as big as the World Cup.
Last edited by notnek; 17-07-2012 at 15:46.