Kyrgios Rips ATP Response

Nick Kyrgios has called out the ATP for ineffective coronavirus relief.

The ATP, WTA, ITF and four Grand Slams jointly announced “discussions” to create a player relief program, though no specifics of the plan were announced.

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“The International governing bodies of world tennis can confirm they are in discussions to create a Player Relief Program to provide much-needed assistance to the players who are particularly affected during this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis,” the Tours announced in a statement. “These discussions have been progressing well and details are being finalized with an announcement expected in the near future.

“Already agreed is that the ATP and the WTA will administer the Player Relief Programme and all seven stakeholders will make a significant contribution.”

Kyrgios ripped that response as late and criticized the ATP for “leaving all the players in the dark.”

The enigmatic Aussie stepped up during the Australian bushfire crisis donating money and inspiring the Australian Open to host a charity exhibition to benefit bushfire relief. Earlier this month, Kyrgios posted his commitment to helping people without food during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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