‘I don’t feel comfortable to go there and play Roland Garros’ – Nick Kyrgios goes on offensive again
Nick Kyrgios has taken another swipe at tennis’ governing bodies for ‘a disappointing lack of seriousness’ over the coronavirus crisis, with the French Open the latest to feel his wrath.
Kyrgios spent much of the summer embroiling himself in social media spats with players he deemed to be behaving negligent in the fight against Covid-19.
He described Alexander Zverev ‘selfish,’ and called Borno Coric ‘a peanut brain’ following the Adria Tour, and also blasted world number one Novak Djokovic.
He backed that up by opting not to travel to the US Open despite assurances of safety, and he is feeling no less accommodating to the French Open, who plan to allow over 10,000 fans into Roland Garros every day.
“I am most likely not going to play,” Kyrgios told News Corp.
“Especially with the cases rising there. I don’t feel comfortable to go there and play.
“They are thinking about doing it with crowds. I don’t think the tournament is taking it seriously.
“It’s disappointing the level of seriousness they are taking towards it.”
Kyrgios’ fellow Australian, WTA world number one Ashleigh Barty, has also said she will not be playing any more tennis this year due to the pandemic.
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