Nick Kyrgios’ unimpressed reaction to Novak Djokovic’s positive coronavirus test

Nick Kyrgios has criticised Novak Djokovic after the 17-time Grand Slam winner became the latest tennis star to contract coronavirus following his Adria Tour competition.

The tournament is one of the first to be played since tennis was suspended in February but has been under scrutiny this past week.

Despite no official ATP tour events being held since the suspension came into play, the Adria Tour – a non-ATP event organised by Djokovic – went ahead as scheduled.

Competitors Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki have all tested positive for coronavirus since, followed by Djokovic.

To make matters worse for the host, Djokovic had been spotted out partying topless in a nightclub just days prior to the outbreak at the tournament, along with Dimitrov and several other top players.

Tennis bad boy Kyrgios previously called the decision to play the tournament as "bone headed" and has now pointed the finger at Djokovic for his actions.

Retweeting a clip of Djokovic at the party, Kyrgios commented: "Prayers up to all the players that have contracted Covid – 19.

"Don’t @ me for anything I’ve done that has been ‘irresponsible’ or classified as ‘stupidity’ – this takes the cake."

The first leg of the Adria Tour had been held in Serbia, which is where the players partied together in the capital city of Belgrade.

Competing stars were then involved in the second leg in Croatia, where restrictions over coronavirus have been relaxed.

Players were not forced to self-isolate or reduce contact and were embracing each other at the nets after matches.

Djokovic was pitted against Troiki in his first match at the tournament, and pictures have also shown him playing basketball with Dimitrov, who then went on to play Coric.

Tennis stars have taken aim at Djokovic for his part in the proceedings, including Britain's Dan Evans.

"Put it this way, I don’t think you should be having a players’ party and then dancing all over each other," Evans said. "He should feel some responsibility in his event and how it’s transpired."

Djokovic has since moved to apologise for the events, after revealing his wife had also tested positive and they would now go into a two-week quarantine.

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"We organized the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met," Djokovic said.

"Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with.

"I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone's health situation and that everyone will be fine."

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