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Nick Kyrgios withdraws from US Open due to COVID-19, following world No.1 Ash Barty – Wide World of Sports

‘It’s my decision, like it or not, and those are my reasons’

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Nick Kyrgios has confirmed that he won’t play the US Open due to COVID-19.
Kyrgios has been an outspoken critic of ongoing tennis events during the pandemic and will follow the lead of fellow Aussie and women’s world No.1 Ash Barty in declining to play the Grand Slam tournament in New York.
“It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing in one of the sport’s greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium,” Kyrgios, the world No.40, said in a video message.
“But I’m sitting out for the people, fo…

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