Nick Kyrgios has resigned from participating in the United States Open due to the difficult situation that the coronavirus pandemic has created. Also, the Australian has stoked colleagues like Djokovic for the lack of interest in safeguarding the health of all instead of the own benefit.
In this way, Kyrgios joins his compatriot Barty number one on the WTA circuit, who also refused to compete in the New York tournament.
“It hurts me not to be able to be out there competing in one of the biggest stages in the sport, the stadium Arthur Ashe . But I am sitting by the people, by the Australians, by the hundreds and thousands of Americans who have lost their lives, by all of you. It is my decision, "he says in the video that he used as a speaker on his social networks.
However, Kyrgios did not criticize the organization of the tournament for wanting to move it forward, nor the players who decide to participate," as long as everyone acts properly ». "We can rebuild our sport and the economy, but never recover the lives lost ," he continues.
He did send a message to those tennis players who decided to skip all protocol during the European exhibition tournament organized by Djokovic . In it, both the Serbian and Coric, Dimitrov and Troicki tested positive.
«You cannot be dancing on tables, spending your money in Europe or trying to win more quickly with exhibitions. It is selfish », he explained.
I will not be playing this year at the US Open.
It hurts me at my core… But I'm sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives, for all of you. #SincerelyYours @NickKyrgios pic.twitter.com/7EecHNU82l
– UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) August 1, 2020