The controversial player has become the second representative of his country to miss the tournament scheduled in New York between August 31 and September 13 next, behind closed doors due to “Covid-19”, after his world number one ranked Ashley Party.
“I will not play in the United States Championship this year,” Kyrius said in a video posted on his Twitter account. “This hurts me at heart.”
He continued, “But I withdrew for the sake of the people, for the sake of the Australian citizens, for the sake of hundreds of thousands of Americans who lost their lives, for all of you.”
The United States is the country most affected by “Covid-19”, which has caused more than 150 thousand deaths, with more than 4.5 million injuries.
And previously for Curios (25 years and ranked 40 globally), he criticized many players for their participation in exhibition sessions during the last period, in light of the interruption of professional competitions since last March due to the outbreak of the virus.
In particular, criticism included participants in the “Adria Tor” course organized by Serbian Novak Djokovic, the world number one in the Balkan countries, in the presence of thousands of fans and without strict respect for health conditions or social divergence, during which 4 players were infected with the virus, led by Djokovic and Bulgarian Gregor Dimitrov.
He also criticized the decision of the organizers of the American championship to proceed with its establishment, despite the current health conditions.
In the footage released on Sunday, Kerius tempered his criticism of the organizers, acknowledging the need for many people, such as workers in restaurants, cleaning services, etc., to continue to work for salaries. But he called on the players to respect the health and preventive measures in order not to risk the infection or its transmission.
“You have to act according to each other’s interest and work together. You cannot dance at the tables, or try to collect money in Europe and earn quick income by hosting exhibition events. This is selfish. Think about others once, that’s what it is.” The virus is on it. Don’t mind your global rating or the value of your money in banks. Act responsibly. ”
The organizers of the Flushing Meadows tournament expressed their confidence in the safety of the measures that they will take on the sidelines of the tournament, which will include isolating the participants in a kind of “bubble” to reduce their contact with other people and avoid catching the infection.
Professional tennis activities stopped as of last March due to the Corona virus, and it is scheduled to resume this month through the Italian Professional Palermo Course (officially launched tomorrow Monday), provided that professional competitions return through the American Cincinnati tournament that will be held this year in New York, Starting from 22 of it, immediately followed by Flushing Meadows.