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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday August 1, 2020

 
Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios has announced his withdrawal from the US Open and given a list of his reasons in a video released by "The Uninterrupted."

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Nick Kyrgios has announced that he will not play the 2020 US Open, joining his compatriot Ash Barty amongst top players who have decided the risks are too high for themselves and their teams due to Covid-19.


“Let’s take a breath here and remember what’s important ,” said Kyrgios. “Which is health and safety as a community. We can rebuild our sport and the economy, but we can never recover lives lost.”

Kyrgios continues: “I’ve got no problem with the USTA putting on the US Open, and if players want to go – that’s up to them.”

The Aussie finished by saying it was not an easy decision.

“It hurts me at my core not to be out there, competing at one of the sport’s greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium, but I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives; for all of you, it’s my decision, like it or not, and those are my reasons.”

 

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