Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has decided to skip the US Open due to the coronavirus situation.
“I will not be competing at the US Open this season. It hurts me,” Kyrgios said in a video message posted on social media. “I made this decision for the people, for the sake of my compatriots, hundreds and thousands of Americans who have lost their lives. for all of you. “
He also called on other players to “act in each other’s best interests and cooperate. You can’t dance on tables, try to make easy money in an exhibition tournament. It’s so selfish,” the tennis player added.
Earlier, due to fears related to coronavirus, the first racket of the world Australian Ashley Barty withdrew from the US Open.
Nick Kyrgios has won six singles tournaments of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in his career.
The US Open will take place in New York from August 31 to September 13.