Nick Krygios Won’t Attend 2020 US Open.
The United States Open has officially lost two of their most notable competitors following the COVID-19 Pandemic. This includes Ashleigh Barty & Nick Krygios, with Barty being the 1st to announce her removal from the tournament formally. Both competitors feel that their health & safety are at jeopardy by attending the competition, which is a genuine reality for all athletic personnel worldwide, proven through Major League Baseball & Major League Soccer.
Nick Krygios was the 2nd to announce his formal removal from the 2020 US Open, making the confirmation through Instagram. He’d express that his attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium wouldn’t be possible, remarking that this decision hurts him at his core & wishes he could compete in one of Tennis’s most famous arenas. He’d then incentivize that his decision comes to stand alongside the thousands of Americans & Australians that’ve been subjugated to remain indoors. Krygios believes athletic personnel shouldn’t be any different and shouldn’t be forced to risk their lives.
The ATP Top Contender would clarify that he doesn’t take any issue with the “United States Tennis Association” from moving forward, with Nick Krygios understanding the need for ATP Competitors to work during the Pandemic. He’d note that the desire to keep jobs for global populations is severely wanted by himself, but that billions worldwide are losing their careers, that it’s only fair for athletic personnel to wait-out this Pandemic as well. It’s a 50/50 situation for Nick Krygios.
The Australian Tennis Player has been one of few in the “Association of Tennis Professionals” to make outspoken statements towards fellow peers that disobeyed COVID-19 protocols. Nick Krygios verbally assaulted the likes of Novak Djokovic, Borna Coric, and Grigor Dimitrov for attending the Adria Tour. This tournament would result in numerous contracting of the coronavirus, forcing Nick Krygios to remark that these men made a boneheaded decision.
International tennis communities haven’t seen Nick Krygios since Acapulco 2020 in February, which saw an unexpected retirement after a prior left wrist injury became inflamed. It’s not known why Krygios will compete next in the “Association of Tennis Professionals”, risking his placement in the league standings.