World number 90 Nick Kyrgios got caught up in another unwanted controversy following his recent comments on his new podcast Podcast ‘No Boundaries’ that he started with his childhood friends James and Alex. In the 2nd episode of the podcast, Kyrgios gave his opinion on 2022 Australian Open that has become a hotly debated topic in tennis circles.
The first Grand Slam of the next season, which will start around mid-January, has required players to undergo strict quarantine and vaccinations because the city of Melbourne, where the big event is held, has been locked down and the Premier League is closed. Victorian class Daniel Andrews issued a warning and warned that they would not bow to the rules.
Kyrgios appeared to support Andrews and in the podcast said that the Grand Slam should be canceled and the statement taken out of context and the Australian had to include in his Instagram stories to clarify why he say so.
Nick explained that his statement concerns the concerns of local citizens of Melbourne, who have been locked up for almost 300 days and that Nick feels that hosting such a large-scale tournament would be Allowing unvaccinated players to enter the state will not be allowed. justice for those who have spent nearly 10 months in captivity.
“More than that for the people of Melbourne who have been through hell and back again. I think 275 days have passed, almost 300 days of lockdown and your freedom has been taken away from you. I don’t think it is morally right to accept players from overseas who are not vaccinated to come to our country and roam around Melbourne and play the Australian Open. I don’t think that’s true,” Nick said.
Nick Kyrgios Welcomes Vaccinated Players For Grand Slams
Nick continue to go ahead and welcome and invite vaccinated players and call it ‘a great opportunity to come to the city of Melbourne’.
“I just want it done the right way, I want everything to be prioritized, I want everyone’s mental health and safety taken care of, that’s all I want. Obviously, I don’t want the Australian Open to be cancelled, I live for it. Like I said, I’ll always say what I feel and right now I’m just standing up for people,” Nick added before saying see you in a few months, hinting at his involvement.
Kyrgios has publicly detailed his vaccination status and hopes to return to competition at Grand Slams while he recovers from his injury that has ended. Season 2021 in which he played only 15 matches won 7 and lost 8.
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