Nick Kyrgios has taken goal at Novak Djokovic’s “stupidity” after the world primary contracted coronavirus at an exhibition tennis match within the Balkans.
- Last Updated: June 24, 2020, 9:47 AM IST
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has taken goal at Novak Djokovic’s “stupidity” after the world primary contracted coronavirus at an exhibition tennis match within the Balkans.
The last leg of the Adria Tour in Bosnia has been cancelled and Djokovic on Tuesday apologised for internet hosting the bungled occasion, admitting he and organisers “were wrong” to push forward through the pandemic.
Djokovic, who was not displaying any signs, joined fellow gamers Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki in testing constructive for COVID-19 through the second leg of the occasion, the place social distancing was minimal and gamers embraced over the web.
Kyrgios on Tuesday retweeted a video of gamers together with Djokovic dancing shirtless in a nightclub, saying he despatched “prayers” to the gamers who had contracted the virus.
“Don’t @ me for anything I’ve done that has been ‘irresponsible’ or classified as ‘stupidity’ – this takes the cake,” he wrote.
Prayers as much as all of the gamers which have contracted Covid – 19. Don’t @ me for something I’ve carried out that has been ‘irresponsible’ or categorized as ‘stupidity’ – this takes the cake. https://t.co/lVligELgID
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 23, 2020
The outspoken world quantity 40 has posted a number of Tweets criticising the occasion, and earlier referred to as it a “boneheaded decision to go ahead with the ‘exhibition'”.
“(T)hat’s what happens when you disregard all protocols. This IS NOT A JOKE.”
The outbreak on the largest tennis occasion because the pandemic started has prompted critical questions concerning the sport’s deliberate official return in August.
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It has already been established that the US Open in New York shall be performed behind closed doorways and underneath strict well being protocols which Djokovic described as “extreme” and “impossible”.
The ATP, whereas wishing these contaminated a swift restoration, stated Tuesday that it and different stakeholders had “made exhaustive plans to mitigate risks through a variety of precautions and protocols to be implemented at ATP events”.