Originally Posted by rocketassist
The correct answer is that the Olympics are a different entity with a different aura to the slams and WTF, and the prestige of it can be decided by anyone. For example how much it meant to Delpo to win a bronze, whereas other players like Roddick and Hewitt skipped previous Games.
The gold is a unique prize to have though especially given you can only win it every four years
Hewitt and Roddick knew they stood no chance in 2008 the year of the Gladiator.