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Sam Querrey: Maybe tennis shouldn’t be in Olympics

Sam Querrey

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Sam Querrey of The United States celebrates victory during the Men’s Singles third round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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U.S. tennis player Sam Querrey didn’t skip the Olympics because of a lack of prize money or rankings points, or even Zika virus concerns.

“I did the Olympics before. It was fun. I’m kind of over it now,” Querrey told media Monday.

Querrey stated the largely held belief that, for tennis and golf, the Olympics are not a top priority. Each sport has four majors that take higher precedent.

Many of the world’s top male golfers and some male tennis players are skipping the Rio Games, most citing health concerns including the Zika virus.

Querrey competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, losing his first-round singles and doubles matches.

“I don’t necessarily think [tennis] maybe should be an Olympic sport,” Querrey, who stunned world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, said Monday. “Some sports in the Olympics, that [tennis], golf, I feel like maybe shouldn’t be in there.”

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