Originally Posted by Fee
Neely, I find that article a little bit worrisome. Well a lot actually. I would like for him to be able to do well in the Olympics and do well at the USO, but if I had to choose, I would rather have him well rested and ready for the USO, I think.
yeah, that's right... there are pros and cons for both things. A medal from the Olympics would be possibly something outstanding in the collection of every tennis player among all other trophies because the Olympic tennis event can be regarded as quite "valorised" because of its scarcity value as you don't have the chance to achieve that every year; furthermore it's a part of the world's biggest sports event since mankind and the memory you take home from something like that should be even more amazing if you get a medal. On the other hand, Kiwi is also badly in need for a good Grand Slam results since long time, his best Grand Slam result of the last years was in Wimbledon 2001 when he reached the 4th round
If nothing else helps he has to pull out of the TD Waterhouse Cup to get a full week off what should be enough to cure all/most ailments.
the last part of the quoted article above says:
Er habe aber keinen Moment an Aufgabe gedacht, Olympia sei schließlich nur alle vier Jahre: "Das hier ist einzigartig, ich genieße die Atmosphäre im Olympischen Dorf und möchte auf jeden Fall versuchen, so lange wie möglich hier zu bleiben."
He didn't think of pulling out at any time [probably they mean after his loss to Youzhny], Olympics is only every four years. "That's unique here, I enjoy the atmosphere in the Olympic village and I want to try in any case to be here as long as possible."