Australian Nick Kyrgios, 40th in the world, announced on Saturday that he would not travel to New York to play the US Open (August 31 / September 13) due to the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic in the United States . “I won’t be playing at the US Open this year. It hurts me deep down … But I’m doing this for the people, for my Australians, for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives, for all of you, ”he said on Twitter.
Kyrgios’ decision was expected, two days after his withdrawal from the Cincinnati Masters 1000, relocated to Flushing Meadows the week before the Grand Slam tournament. Like him, his compatriot Ashleigh Barty has also given up participating in the US Open this week.
In his video post, he felt it was time to focus on “what’s important, which is health and safety,” while being careful not to criticize the American Tennis Federation for its decision to keep. the event.
Kyrgios also attacked “selfish players” without naming them. “You have to act in each other’s best interests and work together, you can’t dance on tables and make money to make your way through Europe or try to make some quick money in organizing an exhibition ”.
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