Kyrgios, who on Sunday announced his withdrawal from the US Open, told Australian television he planned to wait until it was safer to return to the tour.
“It’s a very slim chance I’ll play in Europe – almost slim to none, to be honest,” the 25-year-old told Channel Nine.
“I’m going to use this [time] to stay home, train, be with my family, be with my friends and I’m just going to act responsibly, and wait ‘til I think there’s better circumstances to play.”
Kyrgios is no fan of clay or the French Open, which has been postponed from its usual May-June dates to a September start due to the pandemic.
Last year, he said the French Open “sucks” before pulling out of the tournament, citing sickness.
The 13 August – 13 September US Open, which will be played without spectators, has been hit with a number of high-profile withdrawals, including Australian women’s world No1 Ash Barty and men’s world No2 Rafael Nadal.
Canberra-based Kyrgios said it was an easy decision to pull out of the Grand Slam in New York.
“Even with the [Black Lives Matter] movement and the whole protests and that type of stuff going on over there, I just don’t think at the moment it’s the correct time to go ahead with sport, in my opinion,” he said.
A fresh outbreak of Covid-19 in Melbourne has raised questions about whether the Australian Open can be held in January, with the city undergoing a second lockdown.
Organisers are planning for it to go ahead, without fans if necessary, but Kyrgios was unconvinced.
“With the pandemic in Melbourne, I heard on the radio today I think 700 new cases, we reached new heights in deaths,” he said.
“I’m not sure the Australian Open will go on.”
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