January 20, 2021

Nick Kyrgios says ‘slim to no probability’ of taking part in French Open – tennis



Australia’s Nick Kyrgios stated on Thursday he’s unlikely to play on the French Open attributable to issues about COVID-19.

Kyrgios, who on Sunday introduced his withdrawal from the U.S. Open, informed Australian tv he deliberate to attend till it was safer to return to the tour.

“It’s a really slim probability I’ll play in Europe. Nearly slim to none, to be trustworthy,” the 25-year-old informed Channel 9.

“I’m going to make use of this (time) to remain house, practice, be with my family, be with my buddies and I’m simply going to behave responsibly, and wait until I believe there’s higher circumstances to play.”

Kyrgios is not any fan of clay or the French Open, which has been postponed from its normal Could-June dates to a September begin as a result of pandemic.

Final 12 months, he stated the French Open “sucks” earlier than pulling out of the event, citing illness.

The Aug. 13-Sept. 13 U.S. Open, which shall be performed with out spectators, has been hit with a lot of high-profile withdrawals together with Australian girls’s world primary Ash Barty and males’s world quantity two Rafa Nadal.

Canberra-based Kyrgios stated it was a simple choice to tug out of the Grand Slam in New York.

“However even with the (Black Lives Matter) motion and the entire protests and that sort of stuff occurring over there, I simply don’t suppose for the time being it’s the right time to go forward with sport, for my part,” he stated.

A recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Melbourne has raised questions on whether or not the Australian Open will be held in January, with the town present process a second lockdown.

Organisers are planning for it to go forward, with out followers if crucial, however Kyrgios was unconvinced.

“With the pandemic in Melbourne, I heard on the radio immediately I believe 700 new circumstances, we reached new heights in deaths,” he stated.

“I’m unsure the Australian Open will go on.”