Nick Kyrgios

COVID fears: Nick Kyrgios withdraws from US Open up 2020

Nick Kyrgios reacts to Roger Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open on Saturday.TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios on Sunday pulled out of this year’s US Open up, stating his conclusion was produced retaining in intellect “the hundreds of thousands of People who have dropped their lives”.

“Dear Tennis, I will not be playing this year at the US Open. It hurts me at my main,” Kyrgios claimed in a video clip posted on Twitter.

“But I’m sitting down out for the persons, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of 1000’s of Us residents who have lost their life, for all of you.”

Nick Kyrgios is just not the initially to withdraw

Before, Planet No. 1 women’s tennis player Ashleigh Barty also pulled out of this year’s US Open up because of to fears in excess of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My group and I have resolved that we will not be travelling to the US and Western and Southern Open and the US Open this 12 months,” Barty was quoted as indicating by the Herald Sun newspaper.

“I appreciate both gatherings so it was a hard final decision but there are still major pitfalls involved owing to COVID-19 and I you should not come to feel relaxed putting my team and I in that situation.

“I wish the USTA all the ideal for the tournaments and glance ahead to being back in the US upcoming year,” she included.

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