Nick Kyrgios of Australia has withdrawn from the US Open and once more criticised a few of his fellow professionals for his or her choices to disregard well being recommendation in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Kyrgios follows compatriot and ladies’s world primary Ash Barty, who withdrew from the August 31-September 13 match earlier this week.
“I will not be playing this year at the US Open,” Kyrgios mentioned in a video on social media on Sunday. “It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing in one of the sport’s greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium. But I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds and thousands of Americans that have lost their lives, for all of you. It’s my decision.”
Kyrgios had no issues with the USTA scheduling the match or gamers competing in the event that they selected, “so long as everyone acts appropriately and acts safely”. The 25-year-old mentioned he recognised that lower-wage staff on the occasion, comparable to restaurant workers, cleaners and locker room attendants, wanted the match to happen.
The world quantity 40, nevertheless, additionally took one other shot at a few of his fellow gamers, with whom he has been concerned in a working battle during the last two months after they selected to play in a Novak Djokovic-organised exhibition occasion in Europe. Djokovic, Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and Victor Troicki all examined constructive for COVID-19 in the course of the occasion, which was unexpectedly cancelled.
“Tennis players, you have to act in the interest of each other and work together,” Kyrgios added. “You can’t be dancing on tables, money grabbing your way around Europe or trying to make a quick buck hosting an exhibition. That’s just so selfish. Think of the other people for once, that is what this virus is about.”