Tokyo 2020 - Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Olympics after fans banned from attending the Games
Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has revealed he will not compete at the Olympics after organisers were forced to bar fans from attending. Tokyo will be under a state of emergency during the Games amid rising coronavirus cases. Kyrgios said it was a tough decision to pull out. "The thought of playing in front of empty stadiums just doesn't sit right with me. It never has," he said.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia interacts with the crowd after retiring injured during his men's singles third round match against Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada during Day Six of The Championships - Wimbledon
Kyrgios has been a vocal opponent to sporting events going on during the pandemic and his recent stint at Wimbledon was the first time he has taken part in a competition outside Australia for over a year.