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US Open: According to Kyrgios "it's selfish" to play the tournament with "the coronavirus and the riots"


The fiery Nick Kyrgios criticized, this Thursday, the position of the ATP which would push so that the American Grand Slam is disputed at the end of August.

The "rebel" Nick Kyrgios has often gotten into trouble with tennis officials. And this Thursday, on social networks, he did not hesitate to criticize the ATP on the possible holding of the American Major at the end of August. Due to the health and social situation in the United States, the Australian does not see himself playing Flushing Meadows. “ATP is trying to play the US Open. It's selfish when you see everything that's going on right now. With COVID of course, but so did the riots (after George Floyd was killed by a police officer, note). In my opinion, we have to overcome these challenges before tennis resumes. ”

The ATP is trying to make the US Open go ahead. Selfish with everything going on at the moment. Obviously Covid, but also with the riots, together we need to overcome these challenges before tennis returns in my opinion.

- Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 11, 2020

And the 40th world knows that the opinion of the Big 3 (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer) counts enormously in the final decision. He therefore did not hesitate to also question Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on Twitter on the subject…

Do you think the US OPEN should go ahead? @ RafaelNadal @ rogerfederer @ DjokerNole?

- Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 11, 2020

Kyrgios joins Novak Djokovic who does not imagine playing Flushing Meadows at the end of the summer. For its part, the world number one considers the possible security conditions too drastic. For the Australian, on the other hand, the health of the players is not taken enough into account while the pandemic worsens according to the World Health Organization. Kyrgios reveals in passing a large part of the content of the meeting by videoconference between ATP and the players (400 participants), which was held Wednesday about the resumption of the season in August. The scenario favored by the authorities would be to contest the American Major and the qualifications behind closed doors with strict conditions of health security. And if many cadors share the opinion of Kyrgios, the deal is different for the lowest ranked, like the American Danielle Collins, 51st player in the world ... On June 15, the US Open must make public its decision as to whether or not to hold the tournament, and in the event of a green light, present the selected sanitary system.

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  • US Open: Collins reframes reluctant Djokovic for Flushing Meadows

Source: lefigaro

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