Americans ‘egocentric’ to go forward with U.S. Open: Nick Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios is sad with the choice to go forward with the US Open this 12 months regardless of the novel coronavirus nonetheless having its results within the metropolis of New York. There have been studies stating that United States Tennis Association will verify the event quickly and would happen on its unique dates from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. However, the town of New York continues to be recording a whole lot of latest COVID-19 manifestations each day. Kyrgios reckons that Americans are being ‘egocentric’ of their pursuit to carry the event underneath the strict well being protocols designed to maintain them secure.

Top gamers like Novak Djokovic, Ash Barty and Simona Halep have all indicated they might have considerations about enjoying the event in these protocols and now Kyrgios has additionally spoken out in opposition to the isolation norms throughout the event.

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Kyrgios, who has been in lockdown in Australia for the reason that pandemic introduced a halt to the ATP Tour, appeared extra involved about having to bear 14 days of self-isolation upon his return residence from Flushing Meadows.

“People that reside within the U.S. after all are pushing (for) the Open to go forward ‘Selfish’,” the world quantity 40 posted on Twitter.

“I’ll get my hazmat swimsuit prepared for once I journey from Australia after which must quarantine for 2 weeks on my return.”


Kyrgios additionally slammed the ATP Tour as egocentric earlier this month for urgent forward with plans to play the U.S. Open whereas the virus had not been contained and with the streets of U.S. cities full of protests on the demise of George Floyd.

The 25-year-old additionally tweeted Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal final week to ask them in the event that they felt the event ought to go forward. He obtained no public replies from any of the a number of Grand Slam winners.

Despite the well being considerations, American participant Danielle Collins has known as on the occasion to go forward to present gamers the possibility to earn cash once more and criticised Djokovic for his opposition to the protocols proposed by organisers.

“It’s straightforward when somebody’s made $150 million all through their profession to attempt to inform folks what to do with their cash, after which flip down enjoying within the U.S. Open,” she posted on social media final week.

(with Reuters inputs)


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