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Dominic Thiem Clarifies His Statement About Not Wanting to Help Lower-ranked Tennis Professionals

Dominic Thiem (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Dominic Thiem (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Dominic Thiem admitted his assertion about lower-ranked professionals was harsh however mentioned there have been some gamers he didn’t need to help.

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  • Last Updated: April 30, 2020, 12:01 PM IST

Dominic Thiem took to clarifying his statements about his disagreement with The Big Three’s plans to organise support for gamers battling the paralysis of the sport because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thiem, in an interview with Austria’s Krone Sport, had mentioned that not even lower-ranked tennis gamers will likely be “fighting to survive” and “none of them are going to starve”.

He mentioned that his expertise competing on the game’s Futures circuit had proven him that there are “many, many players who don’t put the sport above everything else and don’t live in a professional manner” and mentioned he would not need to give cash to “such players”.

Now Thiem has clarified his level, admitting that his earlier commented got here out a bit “harsh”. However, he additionally mentioned that he would like if he may select who he needed to assist.

“There are a few things that bother me. There are 2,000 players in the rankings, the ones further down are definitely there.

“There are some gamers I might not wish to help. So I’d favor the participant acquired to decide on after which it will profit those who actually need it. There are going to be others who want it greater than most likely each single athlete,” he said in another interview to Austrian local media.

Thiem faced criticism from Australian star Nick Kyrgios who said the two-time French Open runner-up was failing to understand the big picture.

“He (Thiem) nonetheless does not perceive the purpose,” Kyrgios wrote on Instagram.

“We on the prime receives a commission far an excessive amount of and there may be not sufficient to go round, it is about serving to the place we will, skilled or unprofessional, put your self of their sneakers.”

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