Nick Kyrgios says clay events between the grass season and US hardcourt swing are 'detrimental to the sport.'
The tennis season has been frantic so far this year after a delayed start due to quarantine requirements at the Australian Open, and is taking something of a short post-Wimbledon breather.
Many of the top players in the world are playing at the Olympics in Tokyo, but the ATP also has some smaller clay court events going on in Gstad, Umag, and Los Cabos.
However, Nick Kyrgios took to twitter to say such events are 'taking the sport backwards.'
Replying to a tweet from the ATP detailing the semi-final line-ups, Kyrgios said: "Bro why is there still clay bringing in absolutely zero fans, zero crowds, zero hype. It’s detrimental to the sport. My god.
"Excluding [Richard] Gasquet, cuz he playing for just points this is just sad man. No wonder we are going backwards."
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