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Kyrgios withdraws from US Open | The Canberra Times

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Australian tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open in a huge blow to the New York grand slam. The Australian tennis superstar said he had no problem with the USTA proceeding with their plans to hold the tournament in September but cited health and safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic as he joined world No.1 Ashleigh Barty in opting out of the Flushing Meadows major. “I will not be playing this year at the US Open. 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 my Aussies, for the hundreds and thousands of Americans that have lost their lives, for all of you. It’s my decision,” Kyrgios said. AAP

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