Rafa Nadal joins Nick Kyrgios and withdraws from the US Open.
Due to Coronavirus The US Open 2020 will start on 31 August, but Rafael Nadal decided not to play it.
The Spaniard expressed about his point of view for not playing the New York event,
“After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open,”
“The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing,”
“it looks like we still don’t have control of it.”
Moreover, Rafael Nadal appreciated the efforts but wants to follow his heart
“We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after four months stopped with no play,”
“I understand and thank for the efforts they are putting in to make it happen.
“We have just seen the announcement of Madrid not being played this year.
“All my respects to the USTA, the US Open organizers, and the ATP for trying to put the event together
for the players and the fans around the world through TV.
“This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel.”
Rafael Nadal has become the latest player to pull out of the US Open just weeks
before the ATP Tour season starts again.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to professional sports all over the globe altering their calendar for 2020.