Didn't Stich retire from tennis, a long time ago? If he worries about his health, he can cover himself under the sheets, snore, and sleep at home? Why is he opening his mouth on this issue and discouraging others from traveling to the U.S.? I have always felt that an average sportsman does not have a business-sense, and Stich proved it by opening his mouth.Stich:
"I think it would be better to tick off the year, focus on next year and act now to create an optimal environment for the players next year," said the two-time Olympic champion from 1992 during of a podcast on ARD, the television channel.
For Stich, participating in the Flushing Meadows Major Tournament is currently out of the question. “I would worry about my health. I also think that the value of a victory at the US Open is very questionable under these conditions. If the Europeans don't come and the Australians don't, you have to ask yourself: is it worth it? "
Well, Mr. Stich, it is not about the victory. There are many important things in life than just the victory and the individual who wins the title. There are many people's lives that are dependent on the sport. It is the question of rebuilding the sport, the business, and the economy (yeah, the U.S. economy). So, the Europeans and the Australians got greedy and came to US to make money when the US economy was prospering until last year. However, when the same US economy is in turmoil, this year, and needs help in rebuilding, the same Europeans and Australians will not come forward and question, "is it worth it?" When the US economy starts thriving again, next year, then the Europeans and the Australians are okay to rush to the US to leech and suck money from the US again.
What a shame.