On the day where Wimbledon was due to begin, Nick Kyrgios has, once again, expressed his dismay at his tennis colleagues after Alexander Zverev was filmed partying despite saying he was self-isolating.
Kyrgios – a rare breed in tennis in that he is willing to publicly criticise his colleagues – branded the German world No. 7 as ‘selfish’ while admitting the ‘tennis world is p***ing me off’ after a string of incidents have scarred the tour.
Zverev, 23, was part of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour, where Djokovic, Goran Ivanisevic, Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric were among those who tested positive for coronvirus after lax social distancing measures were in place.
Zverev was in close quarters with those who tested positive, most notably when they went partying after the Belgrade leg of the Serbian-Croatian event.
He ‘deeply apologised’ in a statement on social media for the role he played in the careless exhibition and said he would ‘follow self-isolating guidelines’, which typically means self-isolating for a 14-day period.
But six days after his public – and now rather vacuous-looking – apology, a clip went viral of him partying in a crowded venue.
Responding to the clip on Instagram, Kyrgios said: ‘Sascha Zverev again, man, again. How selfish can you be?
‘If you have the audacity to put out a tweet that you made your management put up on your behalf saying you’re going to self isolate for 14 days and apologising to the f***ing general public for putting their health at risk at least have the audacity to stay inside for 14 days.
My God. Have your girlfriend with you for f***ing 14 days.
‘Jesus, man. It’s p***ing me off. This tennis world is p***ing me off, seriously. How selfish can you all get?’
Zverev has yet to comment on the clip, which was pulled from the Instagram account it originated from.
His statement after the Adria Tour debacle read: ‘I deeply apologise to anyone that I have potentially put at risk by playing this tour.
‘I will proceed to follow the self-isolating guidelines advised by our doctors. As an added precaution my team and I will continue with regular testing.’
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