Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it “hurts me at my core” to miss the tournament.
In a video on social media,
“Let’s take a breath here and remember what’s important, which is health and safety as a community,” said Kyrgios.
“We can rebuild our sport and the economy, but we can never recover lives lost.”
The world number 40 added: “It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing in one of the sport’s greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“But I’m sitting out for the people, for