'They're not going to starve': Dominic Thiem will not chip in for struggling tennis players https://t.co/lz3OK2pejC— Guardian US (@GuardianUS) April 27, 2020
Djokovic urged players to contribute to a fund, in order to help players affected by a shutdown which began in March and will continue at least until mid-July.
Thiem has rejected the idea that top tennis players should chip in to help lower-ranked competitors who are struggling financially.
Thiem felt there were others that needed more urgent help, and questioning the professionalism of some lower-tier players.
"I'd rather donate to people & institutions, who really need it. There is no profession in the world, where you are guaranteed success and high income at the start of your career. None of the top players took anything for granted. We all had to fight our way up the rankings."— Lukas Zahrer (@ZahrerLukas) April 26, 2020