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Nick Kyrgios Won’t Play US Open Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Nick Kyrgios (Photo Credit: AP)

Nick Kyrgios (Photo Credit: AP)

Nick Kyrgios won’t play within the U.S. Open over the coronavirus issues and in honor of the a whole lot of 1000’s of Americans who’ve died from Covid-19.

  • Associated Press
  • Last Updated: August 2, 2020, 11:06 AM IST

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to issues over the coronavirus and in honor of the a whole lot of 1000’s of Americans” who’ve died from COVID-19.

Kyrgios stated in an Instagram publish on Sunday that he had no downside with the United States Tennis Association continuing with its plans to carry the event from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. But he cited well being and security issues amid the coronavirus pandemic as he joined fellow Australian and world No. 1 Ash Barty in opting out of the Flushing Meadows Grand Slam.

“I will not be playing this year at the U.S. Open. It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing in one of the sports greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium,” Kyrgios said in the video. “But I’m sitting out for the individuals, for my Aussies, for the a whole lot of 1000’s of Americans which have misplaced their lives, for all of you. Its my choice.”

“We can rebuild our sport and the economy,” Kyrgios provides, “but we can never recover lives lost.”

Kyrgios additionally criticized gamers who’ve continued to play exhibition tournaments, chastising them for dancing on tables, cash grabbing your method round Europe, attempting to make a fast buck internet hosting an exhibition.


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