The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra is receiving financial sponsorship from Nick Krygios, an influential athlete in the Association of Tennis Professionals. Considered a regular top contender against legendary players like Roger Federer, Nick Krygios hasn’t competed throughout the 2020 ATP Season. It’s because Krygios has actively stood against fellow ATP athletes that’ve competed during the COVID-19 Pandemic and refused to respect the lives lost worldwide.
Even though Nick Krygios isn’t competing professional throughout 2020, the young superstar has engaged with new projects through his foundation. The most recent was announced on September 12th, with Nick Krygios publicly pledging his financial aid & support to the “Gungahlin Tennis Facility” in Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory. Unsurprisingly, Krygios is financially supporting this facility, as Nick lives in the Canberra Region & has actively worked towards assisting disadvantaged children.
Nick Krygios addressed his public announcement to support the Gungahlin Tennis Facility. Emphasis was placed onto providing chances for disadvantaged children and providing them with the funding required to enjoy sporting activities together. Nick mentioned that having a facility dedicated to this cause, and his foundation standing behind the GTF will provide thousands of children with sports hopefully to adore over the decades. Nick Krygios finalized his statements that he wants to see the youth of Canberra happy whenever returning home.
Coaching Lessons Promised
Financial aid wasn’t the exclusive promise gifted to the Gungahlin Tennis Facility. The Nick Krygios Foundation also promised that free coaching lessons. These lessons are only for children under the age of eighteen & will focus on team bonding exercises. There’ll also be social outings with physical distancing requirements. Distancing protocols are also required during all coaching lessons with the NK Foundation.
The Chief Tennis Advisor for the Australian Capital Territory, Kim Kachel, praised the generosity shown by Nick Krygios over the last 24 hours. She’d evoke that the young tennis professional has always supported the Canberra sporting community & that his generosity will give children ample opportunity to explore their goals in professional sports. It should be mentioned that few athletes provide generous donations towards a single facility and that this action shows Nick Krygios is dedicated towards social regrowth after COVID-19.
The French Government is governing over their international athletes, with a large percentage crossing borders amid a global pandemic. When the French Government has determined a COVID-19 outbreak is any nation where one of their athletes is competing, that individual is informed to return home immediately. This almost happened to Kristina Mladenovic of France, who is competing at the United States Open.
Kristina Mladenovic was given a “Quarantine Notice” by American public health officials, where she’d be informed that several players have been put into specialized quarantine. This follows after Kristina Mladenovic has contact with Benoit Paire, another female competitor that tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. All several players placed into quarantine had contact with Benoit Paire.
The official statement of Kristina’s lockdown came from the United States Tennis Association on September 5th. It was revealed that Kristina Mladenovic and her teammate (Timea Babos of Hungary) were placed into isolation. USTA clarified these women are obligated to abide by these guidance measures or face notable fines. It should be mentioned that before these women have completed their 14-Day quarantine, the United States Open will have ended. Serena Williams will likely stand victorious.
Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada & Alison Riske of America was expected to compete against Mladenovic/Babos. Details on who these women will compete against next weren’t issues, with USTA Organizers figuring out what the next step is worth the dozen staff members that have contact with Benoit Paire. It doesn’t include all the additional individuals that engaged with Kristina & Timea. Then when you factor how quickly the virus spreads in a working environment, it’s likely that the United States Open is facing an outbreak of COVID-19. In recent days there have been multiple cancellations with pre-scheduled matches for the US Open.
Details regarding the condition of Benoit Paire hasn’t been revealed by her PR Team, with the US Department of Health refusing to provide any information over privacy laws amongst doctors & patients. All that’s known is Benoit Paire is committing to the 14-Day quarantine in an undesignated hospital in New York state.
Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer have refused to join the “Professional Tennis Players Association”. Their refusal comes after Novak Djokovic revealed a strategy that would guarantee men’s representation in the ATP. Meetings were held on August 29th with Djokovic, with his actions bringing the political issues within professional tennis into the forefront before New York’s U.S. Open.
It’s another instance of Novak Djokovic showing his unbelievable ignorance towards societal issues, with the ATP Competitor having confirmed his Anti-Vaccination stance & refusal to believe COVID-19 is a genuine virus. Djokovic would be proven foolish after hosting the 2020 Adria Tour in Serbia. Novak contracted COVID-19, forcing the former ATP #1 to terminate his competition.
After receiving a positive infection for the coronavirus, Novak would publicly inform the tennis community he wouldn’t take the COVID-19 vaccination. It’s this level of blatant stupidity that’s resulted in Novak Djokovic losing a formidable group of respect throughout the professional tennis community. Former friends like Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal have distanced themselves from Djokovic at all costs.
When Novak Djokovic announced that he’d be creating a tennis association exclusively for men, the former champion met formidable backlash. The ATP Men’s Tour & WTA Women’s Tour both requested that Novak not try to divide their community. Multiple sports governing bodies made the same formal requests, which Djokovic explicitly stated he’d ignore & move forward with the PTPA.
The sports most prominent male athletes have refused to join Novak Djokovic in dividing professional tennis, with Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer again distancing themselves from their former friend. Nadal tweeted that complicated situations are unfolding worldwide, that globally everyone must calm down & begin working together towards the same direction of unity. Rafael believes separating male and females in professional tennis won’t achieve any positives for the sport but set them back by decades.
Rafael Nadal finalized his statements to Novak Djokovic & the tennis community by evoking the next decade will have multiple moments where united humanity will guarantee our societal survival. He expressed that the governing bodies, players, and tournament organizers that reign over professional tennis must start working together. Novak Djokovic won’t ever believe in working together.
Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic are continuing their fueling hatred towards one another. The growing animosity between these two men started after the Adria Tour earlier this year, where Novak Djokovic’s decisions resulted in numerous people contracting COVID-19. The lack of empathy shown by Djokovic over the Adria Tour backlash & confirmed infections was disturbing, prompting Rafael Nadal to criticize his fellow ATP competitor. Since then the two have been publicly attacking each other through the media, with the most recent verbal attack launched by Novak Djokovic.
Novak has denied Rafael’s accusations that his entrance into the US Open is exclusive because stronger competitors have left the tournament, giving Djokovic ample opportunity to record of Grand Slam victories. It should be clarified that Rafael Nadal is the standing US Open Champion but withdrew from the tournament after citing concerns for the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple ATP & WTA competitors followed Rafael’s lead, including Roger Federer. For Novak Djokovic, these absences are suitable for re-contention into the US Open.
Denying accusations made by Rafael Nadal isn’t benefiting Novak Djokovic. This Serbian tennis professional has actively avoided competing against the US Open Champion, with their last contention on the court being in 2013. This battle would see Rafael Nadal become victorious over tennis’s former greatest champion. When asked by reporters how he felt regarding Rafael Nadal’s statements, Novak Djokovic became notable defence & argued that his decision to compete was made months before his official announcement. Novak struggled to clarify why it took so long to confirm his contention in the US Open then, giving weight behind Rafael’s statements.
EU Serbian Government Approval
It’s believed that Novak Djokovic couldn’t make his official announcement until receiving approval from the Serbian government & European Union for exemptions in international travel. Once that approval was granted several days ago, Novak would’ve delegated with his PR Team & released a formal statement. It should be clarified that Djokovic emphasized that entering the US Open wasn’t guaranteed for 2020, that unpredictable travel conditions left him concerned that another Grand Slam victory wouldn’t be possible.
The United States Open continues to lose an onslaught of competitors, which follows after organizers have refused to implement severe COVID-19 Protocols. This places athletes at substantial jeopardy for their health, with the United States of America having the worst infection standards of COVID-19. It’s been announced that another athlete is leaving the competition, with this being Bianca Andreescu from Canada. She is following the lead of Rafael Nadal & multiple others, who have withdrawn from competing against concerns for the coronavirus.
An official statement was released by the Canadian Tennis Professional, who has become one of the Woman’s Tennis Association’s most popular contenders. Standing at twenty years of age, Bianca Andreescu remarked that after discussions with her family members & training staff, it’d been determined that attending New York City for the United States Open isn’t possible in 2020. She emphasized that this decision was challenging & that going forward, her efforts will be put towards match fitness. Bianca hopes that this will enable her to return under the Woman’s Tennis Association as a stronger & fiercer contender.
Bianca Andreescu evoked that the 2019 US Open marked her career-high, becoming the victory over the WTA Division. She noted that not attending this year is heartbroken but that nobody could’ve anticipated these unforeseen circumstances. Bianca guaranteed her supported that the pandemic hasn’t compromised her capabilities to compete & prepare for difficult challenges, that this decision will also assist with fully healing her recent knee injuries.
The Notability of Bianca’s Decision
Selecting not to attend the United States Open in 2020 shows that Bianca Andreescu is taking a stand against organizing. These individuals aren’t employing strong measures to ensure the curving of infection with COVID-19. Bianca is located in Ontario, which is hours away from New York City & wouldn’t have been hard to attend with government permission. It’s now unknown when Bianca Andreescu will compete against in the Woman’s Tennis Association, with most events postponed or cancelled for 2020. It should be mentioned that Bianca also removed herself from contention in the Credit One Bank Invitational, which would’ve occurred in the hot zone of Charleston, South Carolina.
Novak Djokovic has once again proven himself an ignorant & foolish man, making demands onto the United States Open that cannot be met. Djokovic is demanding that US Open Organizers make specific exemptions to himself & twenty other players he’s inducted. These exemptions would permit Djokovic the right to traverse local regions & tourist locations in America during the US Open. His reported statements noted that if these exemptions aren’t guaranteed in writing, then all twenty players would boycott the United States Open.
Other players have exited from the US Open, including Rafael Nadal & Ashleigh Barty. Their reasoning is the opposite to Novak Djokovic though, with these two ATP Professionals exiting the tournament for safety insurances & respect towards hundreds of thousands of lives lost in America. Novak Djokovic doesn’t feel similar sentiments towards the American people, which is to be expected. Novak risked an outbreak is his home nation by holding the Adria Tour, which resulted in numerous infections of COVID-19. Novak Djokovic himself was infected with the virus but hasn’t learned his lesson.
Novak demanding exemptions to travel New York City during the US Open is shocking. This city was the epicentre of COVID-19 for months on a worldwide scale, with those who were previously infected with the virus being drastically at risk of having the virus resurface. These twenty stars & Novak Djokovic claim that there are mental difficulties to overcome with travel quarantines. That excuse is minor in comparison to ATP Professionals experiencing another outbreak & potentially losing their lives.
Djokovic has also demanded that the US Open allow him to be exempted from the 14-Day Isolation Period required under travel quarantine restrictions. This man believes himself to be immune from COVID-19 after surviving the virus, which isn’t remotely how coronavirus infects the system. There’ve been individuals that have contracted the virus several days, being hospitalized for months on end.
It’s known that the Association of Tennis Professionals, United States Tennis Association, and ATP Players Council have held a “Secret Meeting” over the demands issued by Novak Djokovic. Inside sources emphasized that Djokovic didn’t receive the desired outcome, with some believing his needs & threats were a bluff. That’s because Novak hasn’t announced his removal from the US Open, neither have the Top ATP 20. Djokovic was likely trying another one of his failed power moves.
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.
Biosecurity is the keyword associated with Australia’s 2021 Open, a tennis tournament that was almost forced into cancellation earlier this year amid the bushfires. Information regarding the safety measures for 2021 was released by Craig Tilley, the Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Australia. He emphasized that organizers & health experts have determined how the venue will unfold in January, noting that reduced seating is being maintained to enforce social distancing.
Players in the Association of Tennis Professionals & Women’s Tennis Association will be forced into a “Biosecurity Bubble”, which means that a small number of personnel can surround that athlete. Craig Tilley clarified that international attendees wouldn’t be permitted in 2021, marking the 1st time in decades that Australia won’t allow worldwide visitors. March 12th marked the date when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 an international pandemic, more than a month after Sofia Kenin & Novak Djokovic had acquired victory at the 2020 Australia Open. This venue saw crowds of 800+ thousand, with Novak raising the “Men’s Singles Trophy”, and Sofia lifting the “Women’s Singles Trophy”. Fans roared for their victory.
Craig Tilley spoke with the Australian Associated Press, indicating that their decision was made earlier into the week. He clarified that multiple options are being considered but that their primary strategy is near complete. Sentiments from Tilley mentioned that attendance numbers would drop tenfold, noting that 821 Thousand global citizens attended the 2020 Australian Open. Tilley anticipates that 15% of that record-number will be seen for the 2021 tournament, with all in attendance receiving special permission & residing in the borders of Australia.
Is there enough time?
The Australian Open refused the concept of postponing their tournament, being given ample time to determine proper strategies & rulesets that govern over those competing or attending. Craig Tilley suggested similar protocols to the United States Open, which arrives on August 31st and ends on September 13th. It’s known that the US Open will maintain mandatory testing, substantial levels of quarantine, and reduced entourages of five.
Craig Tilley believes that Melbourne will have curbed their spread of COVID-19 by January 2021. Pandemic levels in this region are growing daily throughout July, with the Melbourne region experiencing twenty-one consecutive days of confirmed infections in the triple-digitals.
After becoming an enemy within his respective sport, Novak Djokovic is refusing to retire from professional tennis. Confirmation on the continuation of ATPs #1 Player came from his head coach, Severin Luthi. Details on Novak’s position towards retirement wasn’t clarified by Severin & left to speculation, with most believing Djokovic will retire after another stint at the Olympics. That’d mean a departure after Summer 2021.
Novak Djokovic has lost the respect of an international community, which follows after hosting the Adria Tennis Tour Expo. Multiple civilians in Belgrade & Serbia were infected with the novel coronavirus following this exposition. It’s because Novak Djokovic chose nations that weren’t maintaining social distancing requirements. The tennis professional allowed guests, players, and on-site personnel not to wear face masks.
This would prove detrimental for Novak Djokovic & the ATP #1 would contract the coronavirus himself. No lessons were learned after contracting the deadliest virus seen in 75+ years, with Djokovic clarifying he’d never get the Vaccine & still stands with the Anti-Vaxxers worldwide. He’d never apologize for infecting others with the virus or putting their lives in jeopardy, which has turned the public mindset against Djokovic.
When the world community requested that the Adria Tennis Tour Expo be terminated after confirmed infections, Novak Djokovic responded by establishing the tournament would return by Mid-August. This has become the normal behaviour of ATPs #1, who grows angry whenever requested to abide by any societal standard. The ignorance level associated with this Serbian will inevitably destroy his career, which can be changed with minor readjustments.
Multiple athletes in the Association of Tennis Professionals have demanded that Novak Djokovic retire immediately. Severin Luthi responded to those sentiments for Djokovic, remarking that Novak has ambitions to win another Grand Slam & Gold Medal. Severin noted that Djokovic wouldn’t stop competing until those goals are obtained. Novak should prepare himself for the next return, though, with sentiments & compassionate responses towards the ATP #1 expected to be minimal. It’s hard to accept someone when their foolishness directly resulted in someone losing their life, something that Novak hasn’t even acknowledged or apologized for publicly. It’s disconcerting behaviour that must be addressed by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
Berlin will have their 1st tennis exhibition tournament since COVID-19 became an international pandemic, forcing professional sports to postpone their operations. Various sports have resumed in Germany, like Bundesliga. The returning of tennis though is being hailed by millions throughout the European Union, with Berlin being a notable location for the ATP Tournament.
Organizers behind “The 2020 Berlin Exhibition Tennis Tournament” have aimed Novak Djokovic & Alexander Zverev. These two men aren’t permitted to arrive at this tournament, with similar reactions from other exhibitions anticipated against Novak and Alexander. It follows after both men were seen partying in the Balkans, being shirtless & dancing with female attendees. Thousands of Balkan civilians were seen in the background.
This nightclub party was maintained after Novak Djokovic hosted the “Adria Tour”, which saw dozens of COVID-19 infections be sustained amongst tournament personnel & ticketholders. Multiple members in the Association of Tennis Professionals contracted COVID-19 as well, including Novak Djokovic & Alexander Zverev. New infections amongst ATP members included Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov, and Viktor Troicki.
Even after Alexander Zverev was confirmed negative & healed from the novel coronavirus, organizers with Berlin’s Exhibition Tennis Tournament pressured the ATP Athlete to withdraw his contention. An official statement from both parties claims that Alexander Zverev is self-isolating for precautionary purposes. That statement was proven false after paparazzi photographed Alexander at an undesignated party in Germany. It showed that Zverev hadn’t learned anything from his actions at the Adria Tour.
Edin Weindorfer is the Head Organizer for BETT 2020. He iterated that Alexander made more than one mistakes, aiming the selfish behaviour Zverev has displayed over the last month. It paints a poor picture of Germany to the international tennis community. His actions have caused for multiple ATP Athletes to backlash against Alexander, including Nick Krygios. Nick Krygios remarked that Alexander Zverev is selfish, alongside Novak Djokovic. Both men showed their lack of sympathy & maturity to the international community, which won’t be forgotten anytime soon. This extends tenfold towards Novak Djokovic & his refusal to be vaccinated for the novel coronavirus when their available later in 2021.