Australian tennis great Pat Cash has hit out out the protocols in place in New York and the US Open rules calling them ‘completely ridiculous and over kill.”

Cash is coaching American player Brandon Nakashima and arrived in the Big Apple at the weekend.

The former Wimbledon champion posted a video on his Instagram account, saying, “US open tennis “bubble” procedure – 6.30 am first round of testing in hotel (who else would have that type of carpet🤢) now to wait (approx 24 hrs)for results locked in the room.

This makes sense but as I read through the rules it seems that many are completely ridiculous and over kill.”

Nakashima is currently ranked 220 in the world. He received a wild card for the US Open. He has won 2 ITF singles title to date.

The Western & Southern Open usually takes place in Cincinnati but has been moved to New York this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Western & Southern Open starts on August 20, followed by the US Open on August 31.