‘I want it done right’ – Nick Kyrgios clears up Australian Open comments
Nick Kyrgios has been quoted as saying that he thinks the Australian Open should be cancelled, but new remarks from him state otherwise.
The Australian star made comments surrounding the first Slam of 2022 on his podcast.
Multiple outlets then reported that Kyrgios believed the Australian Open should be cancelled for 2022.
Now, the 26-year-old has taken to social media to clear up any confusion about what he said.
“First of all, I want to clear up a couple things,” Kyrgios began his Instagram story.
“Some [of my comments] have been taken out of context regarding the Australian Open.
“To say that I want the Australian Open cancelled, that was the sentence that got taken out of context.
“It’s more so for the people of Melbourne who have gone through hell and back. I think it’s been nearly 300 days of lockdown and [their] freedom has been taken away from [them].”
Australian Open officials are yet to fully clarify what restrictions will be in place for players in order to compete in Melbourne.
The premier of Victoria has stood firm that no unvaccinated players will be permitted to play at the event. However, as mentioned, finalised guidelines have not been released.
“I don’t think it’s morally right to accept players from overseas that aren’t vaccinated to come into our country and waltz around Melbourne free will to play the Australian Open,” Kyrgios continued.
“I don’t think that’s right. But for player who are vaccinated, I think it’s an amazing opportunity to get the city of Melbourne and the people of Australia back together for such an amazing sporting event.
“Basically, I just want it to be done the right way. I want things to be prioritised, I want mental health, I want peoples’ safety to be looked out for.
“That’s all I wanted. Obviously I don’t want the Australian Open cancelled. I live for that.”
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