“You can’t be dancing on tables, money grabbing your way around Europe or trying to make a quick buck by hosting an exhibition. That’s so selfish.
“Think of the other people for once, that’s what this virus is about. It doesn’t care about your world ranking, or how much money you have. Act responsibly.
“To those players who have been observing the rules and acting selflessly, I say good luck to you. Play at your own risk, and I have no problem with that.
“I will not be playing this year at the US Open. It hurts me at my core not to be out there, competing at one of the sport’s greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium, but I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives; for all of you, it’s my decision, like it or not, and those are my reasons.”
Published at Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:45:00 +0000