Scratch Kyrgios has pulled back from the US Open due to worries over the coronavirus and out of appreciation for the “hundreds and thousands of Americans” who have kicked the bucket from COVID-19.
Kyrgios said in an Instagram post on Sunday that he had no issue with the United States Tennis Association continuing with its arrangements to hold the competition from August 31 to September 13. However, he refered to wellbeing and security worries in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as he joined individual Australian and world No. 1 Ash Barty in quitting the Flushing Meadows Grand Slam competition.
“I won’t play this year at the U.S. Open. It harms me at my center not to be out there contending in one of the game’s most noteworthy fields, Arthur Ashe Stadium,” Kyrgios said in the video. “In any case, I’m sitting out for the individuals, for my Aussies, for the hundreds and thousands of Americans that have lost their lives, for every one of you. It’s my choice.”
“We can revamp our game and the economy,” Kyrgios includes, “yet we can never recuperate lives lost.”
Kyrgios additionally scrutinized players who have kept on playing display competitions in the previous a while, chastening them for “moving on tables, cash getting your way around Europe, attempting to make a brisk buck facilitating a presentation.”
There have been various presentation occasions held, the most prominent one sorted out by No. 1-positioned Novak Djokovic. It was held in a few nations and photos of observers at the occasions indicated helpless social removing.
Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric later tried positive to COVID-19. Kyrgios depicted the choice to proceed with the show as “boneheaded,” saying individuals needed to adhere to the conventions.
On Thursday, Barty said she didn’t feel good about going during the pandemic. She will choose in the coming weeks whether to guard her French Open title. The Roland Garros competition begins on Sept. 27.