Could US Open Odds Shift With Players Possibly Dropping Out?

World No. 129 Andy Murray is planning to play at the US Open where he won his first Major title in 2012

Murray claims to have heard some of the top men's players will also pull out, even though his commitment to travel to the United States remains firm.

Nick Kyrgios will not finally contest the US Open.

Kyrgios declares in the video that he won't be travelling to America, stating that he has chose to "remember what's important, which is health and safety as a community".

"But tennis players - we have to act in the interests of each other and work together".

Zverev, who reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open this year, told the Tennis Majors website he was undecided. "Think of the other people for once, that's what this virus is about". But for the citizens of Australia and thousands of American people who lost their lives due to Covid, I am moving away from it.' Before Kyrgios, world number one female player Australia's Ashley Barty and China's top female player Wang Qiang also made a decision to withdraw from the US Open.

I have no problem with the USTA taking the US Open forward, and if the players want to go, it is their decision, as long as they act appropriately and safely.

There have been a number of exhibition events held, the most high-profile one organised by number-one-ranked Novak Djokovic. Kyrgios also criticised players who have continued to play exhibition tournaments in the past several months, chastising them for "dancing on tables, money grabbing your way around Europe, trying to make a quick buck hosting an exhibition".

An emotional Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the US Open yesterday for "the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives" because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several days ago, 2012 US Open champion Murray confirmed he intends to travel to NY and play at Flushing Meadows this year.

He thanked those players who have been "observing the rules and acting selflessly", telling those who wish to participate in the upcoming US Open to play at their own risk, but confirming that he will not be competing.

"Until that is certain it is hard for people to agree to go over there, because if you catch something and have to spend a few weeks or potentially a month, in a hospital in America it is tens of thousands of pounds".

Kyrgios joins Barty in missing the tournament, with the world number one announcing her decision last week.