Australian Nick Kyrgios stated Tuesday the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is being “egocentric” by urgent forward with the U.S. Open on its unique dates from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.
Multiple media stories on Monday stated the USTA would affirm the Grand Slam event would go forward with out followers regardless of New York City nonetheless recording tons of of latest COVID-19 instances each day.
Novak Djokovic, Ash Barty and Simona Halep have all indicated they’d have issues about taking part in the event beneath the well being protocols designed to hold them protected.
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 house from Flushing Meadows.
“People that reside within the U.S. in fact are pushing for the Open to go forward ‘Selfish’,” the world No. 40 posted on Twitter.
“I’ll get my hazmat go well with prepared for once I journey from Australia after which have to 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 crammed with protests on the dying of George Floyd.
Despite the well being issues, American participant Danielle Collins has known as on the occasion to go forward to give gamers the prospect to earn cash once more and criticized Djokovic for his opposition to the protocols proposed by organizers.
“It’s straightforward when somebody’s made $150 million all through their profession to attempt to inform individuals what to do with their cash, after which flip downplaying within the U.S. Open,” she posted on social media final week.