Re: Importance of doubles' Olympic gold
Every player in the top 8 is currently listed in the doubles draw in the Olympics. Not one of them ever enters the doubles draw at the majors. Even a player not in the men's doubles draw, such as del Potro, is pushing for a mixed doubles spot.
I have to think the reasoning is a gold medal is a gold medal.
Andy Murray: 2012 Olympic gold and silver medalist. US Open Champ. Wimbledon champ. Never been prouder of him.
The Brian Baker Story. Proof that truth is stranger than fiction... until Hollywood buys the rights and proceeds to keep screwing the script up.