Tennis star Nick Kyrgios on Sunday pulled out of this year’s US Open, indicating his conclusion was created preserving in thoughts “the hundreds of 1000’s of Us citizens who have shed their lives”.
“Dear Tennis, I will not be enjoying this yr at the US Open. It hurts me at my core,” Kyrgios claimed in a video clip posted on Twitter.
“But I’m sitting out for the men and women, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of thousands of Individuals who have lost their life, for all of you.”
Nick Kyrgios is not the initially to withdraw
Before, Entire world No. 1 women’s tennis player Ashleigh Barty also pulled out of this year’s US Open up thanks to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My staff and I have determined that we will not be travelling to the US and Western and Southern Open and the US Open up this calendar year,” Barty was quoted as stating by the Herald Solar newspaper.
“I love the two events so it was a hard decision but there are nonetheless considerable hazards concerned thanks to COVID-19 and I you should not experience cozy placing my staff and I in that placement.
“I wish the USTA all the best for the tournaments and glimpse ahead to getting back again in the US subsequent calendar year,” she added.