Nick Kyrgios in practice

Nick Kyrgios accuses French Open of ‘not taking safety seriously enough’ and confirms he’s unlikely to play

Nick Kyrgios has accused the French Open of not taking coronavirus safety serious enough after they confirmed plans they are going to allow fans into Roland Garros.

Organisers will allow 11,500 fans into the venue every day, which is a departure from the protocol at the recent US Open, which was played entirely behind closed doors.

That has not gone down well with Kyrgios, who has been consistent in his caution over the coronavirus crisis.

“I am most likely not going to play [the French Open],” Nick Kyrgios told News Corp.

“Especially with the cases rising there. I don’t feel comfortable to go there and play.

“They are thinking about doing it with crowds. I don’t think the tournament is taking it seriously.

“It’s disappointing the level of seriousness they are taking towards it.”

Kyrgios hasn’t played a competitive match since February after deciding not to travel to the US for Cincinnati and the US Open.

He was also a vocal and persistent critic of the Adria Tour this summer, which had to be abruptly cancelled after a coronavirus outbreak at the event which saw world number one Novak Djokovic, among others, test positive for Covid-19.

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.