After a host of stars tested positive for Covid-19 after competing at the tournament – which attracts large crowds and where social distancing is not possible – including Djokovic, his wife Jelena, three other players, three coaches and one player who was pregnant with his wife, the competition was cancelled. Djokovic also released a statement saying apologizing to the tournament “caused harm.”
One of the players who played but tested negative, Alexander Zverev, announced on his social media that, despite the negative test result, he will be self-isolating as a precaution. However, a video that surfaced on social media a few days later appeared to show the German partying in a nightclub in Monte Carlo.
Kyrgios, often the source of controversies in tennis, took to Twitter to criticize Zverev, 23, calling him “selfish” for ignoring social distancing guidelines.
“If you have the courage to put out a tweet, that you have asked your management to write a letter on your behalf, saying that you will be self-isolating for 14 days and apologizing to the public for placing your health they’re in peril, must at least be brave enough to stay inside for 14 days,” Kyrgios said on an Instagram story.
Kyrgios previously called the decision to hold the Adria Tour “a mistake”. Zverev’s management team did not immediately respond to CNN Sport’s request for comment.
‘Don’t like no # congratulations!’
However, former Djokovic coach Becker described Kyrgios as a “rat” on Twitter for pointing out Zverev’s behaviour.
Kyrgios clearly doesn’t appreciate being called a “rat” by Becker.
“WHEN my family and families all over the world have respectfully done the right thing. And you have a goose waving around, imma say something.”
Kyrgios also criticized the rescheduled US Open, which is currently taking place from August 24 to September 13.
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