Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open 2020 and once more criticised a few of his fellow professionals for his or her choices to disregard well being recommendation through the coronavirus pandemic.
Kyrgios follows compatriot and ladies’s world primary Ash Barty, who withdrew from the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 match earlier this week.
“I cannot be taking part in this yr on the U.S. Open,” Kyrgios stated in a video on social media on Sunday.
“It hurts me at my core to not be on the market competing in one of many sport’s biggest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“However I’m sitting out for the folks, for my Aussies, for the a whole lot and hundreds of Individuals which have misplaced their lives, for all of you. It’s my resolution.”
Kyrgios had no issues with the USTA scheduling the match or gamers competing in the event that they selected, “as long as everybody acts appropriately and acts safely”.
The 25-year-old stated he recognised that lower-wage workers on the occasion, equivalent to restaurant employees, cleaners and locker room attendants, wanted the match to happen.
The world quantity 40, nonetheless, additionally took one other shot at a few of his fellow gamers, with whom he has been concerned in a operating 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 through the occasion, which was rapidly cancelled.
“Tennis gamers, you need to act within the curiosity of one another and work collectively,” Kyrgios added.
“You’ll be able to’t be dancing on tables, cash grabbing your means round Europe or attempting to make a fast buck internet hosting an exhibition. That’s simply so egocentric.
“Consider the opposite folks for as soon as, that’s what this virus is about.”