After Australia’s world number-1 women’s tennis player Ashley Barty, compatriot Nick Kyrgios also withdrew from the US Open tournament. He informed about this decision by posting a video message on Instagram on Sunday.
Kyrgios said that I will not play at the US Open this year. I am deeply saddened at not being able to play at Arthur Ash Stadium, one of the world’s largest sporting arenas. But I am sitting out for those in Australia and America who lost their lives due to Corona.
Kyrgios criticized fellow tennis players
The world number-40 tennis player further said that we can stand up sports and economy again. But we cannot bring back those who have died from Corona. Kyrgios also criticized players who, despite Corona, have been playing the exhibition tournament for the past few months. He said that these players kept playing for money.
Djokovic was found to be Corona positive
Many tennis tournaments have been held in the last few months. One of these was done by world number-1 Novak Djokovic. Onlookers were also reached to watch the matches of this tournament held in many countries. During this time, the rules of social distancing were also not followed. Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Koric Corona were found infected after participating in this tournament.
Barty and Federer will also not play at the US Open
Earlier, world number-1 Ashley Barty and world number-4 tennis player Roger Federer withdrew from the US Open. Barty Corona and Federer have done so due to injury. At the same time, No. 1 Novak Djokovic is also considering not playing in Men’s singles. He said that the occurrence and increase in corona cases in the US is not good for the US Open.
Suspense on Barti’s playing in French Open
Defending champion Barty has also raised concerns about the French Open this year. She said that she will soon announce whether she will play in this tournament or not. This year the US Open is to be held in New York from 31 August to 13 September. The French Open will then be played in Paris from 27 September to 11 October.