Australian tennis professional Nick Kyrgios slammed the U.S. Tennis Affiliation as “selfish” on Monday after it introduced that it will be transferring forward with the U.S. Open in New York Metropolis on the finish of August.
Kyrgios took to Twitter to criticize the decision, which would require gamers to abide by strict quarantine tips so as to take part.
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“… people that live in the US of course are pushing the Open to go ahead,” his tweet learn. “‘Selfish’ I’ll get my hazmat suit ready for when I travel from Australia and then have to quarantine for 2 weeks on my return.”
Different prime gamers like Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty, and defending males’s champion Rafael Nadal, have expressed reservations about heading to Flushing Meadows, the place an indoor tennis facility was used as a brief house for a whole bunch of hospital beds on the top of the town’s coronavirus disaster.
The U.S. Open usually is every season’s fourth and last Grand Slam event however could be the second of 2020, following the Australian Open, which concluded in early February.
The French Open was postponed from Could and presently is scheduled to begin every week after the U.S. Open ends. Wimbledon was canceled altogether for the primary time since World Struggle II in 1945.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Tuesday that the key tennis occasion would go on as scheduled however with vital modifications.
“We’re excited about the U.S. Open, (which) is going to be held in Queens, Aug. 31 through Sept. 13. It will be held without fans, but you can watch it on TV — and I’ll take that,” Cuomo stated at his each day briefing in Albany. “The tennis authorities are going to be taking extraordinary precautions, but that’s going to take place.”
The USTA plan contains restricted participant entourages, assigned accommodations, elevated cleansing on the event grounds, further locker room area, each day temperature checks and occasional testing for COVID-19.
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There could be no qualifying for singles and certain decreased fields for doubles. Gamers whose rankings would have put them in qualifying rounds that enable some women and men entry to the 128-player singles attracts will likely be compensated with funds the USTA will cross alongside to the ATP and WTA excursions to distribute.
The Related Press contributed to this report.