American tennis participant Danielle Collins has hit out at males`s global primary Novak Djokovic for his opposition to the COVID-19 protocols proposed via america Open organisers, announcing gamers want to get started making money once more.
The hardcourt main is scheduled to start out on Aug. 31 and Djokovic has mentioned that it will be “unimaginable” to play underneath the protocols, which might limit gamers to their motels with just one reinforce workforce.
The 17-times Grand Slam winner previous suggested gamers to give a contribution to a fund to assist lower-ranked execs suffering from the shutdown which started in early March and can proceed no less than till finish of July.
“It is a severe contradiction,” Collins, who made the semi-finals of the 2019 Australian Open, wrote on Instagram. “Nobody has been in a position to play sanctioned occasions or become profitable since February.
“It is a huge alternative for gamers to begin earning money once more, and right here now we have the highest participant on the planet announcing simplest with the ability to deliver one individual with (him) can be too tricky.”
Collins suggested Djokovic, who heads the lads`s ATP Excursion gamers council, to reinforce the U.S. Open organisers.
“It`s simple when somebody`s made $150 million during their profession to take a look at and inform other people what to do with their cash, after which flip down taking part in within the U.S. Open,” she mentioned.
The US remains to be within the grip of the coronavirus pandemic and has observed day by day anti-racism protests over the demise of George Floyd, an unarmed black guy who died in police custody.
Australian Nick Kyrgios offered a contrasting view to Collins and mentioned the U.S. Open plans will have to be shelved.
“The ATP is attempting to make the U.S. Open move forward,” Kyrgios mentioned on Twitter, after an preliminary submit asking Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer if the Grand Slam will have to be held.
“Egocentric with the whole lot occurring at the present time. Clearly Covid, but in addition with the riots, in combination we want to conquer those demanding situations ahead of tennis returns for my part.”
The protests throughout the US had been in large part non violent, with occasional arson and looting.