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Wed, 24 Jun, 2020

"Boneheaded": Nick Kyrgios hits out at Novak Djokovic after positive COVID-19 test

"Boneheaded": Nick Kyrgios hits out at Novak Djokovic after positive COVID-19 test

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios called out Novak Djokovic after he tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

Djokovic revealed he tested positive after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organised in the Balkans.

He was widely criticised for organising the tournament and brought in players from other countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches which were played in Serbia and Croatia.

Djokovic revealed he would remain in self-isolation for 14 days and repeat the test in five days. He has also apologised to anyone who has become infected as a result of the tournament.

Djokovic tweeted his positive result, only to have Kyrgios call him out for recently dancing topless at a party in Belgrade.

“Prayers up to all the players that have contracted COVID-19,” Kyrgios tweeted on Tuesday evening along with the telling footage.

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

Kyrgios also previously tweeted about the "boneheaded" call to organised the Adria Tour after Borna Coric tested positive for COVID-19.

“Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the ‘exhibition’ speedy recovery fellas, but that’s what happens when you disregard all protocols,” Kyrgios tweeted on Monday.

“This IS NOT A JOKE.”

Two-time Wimbledon Andy Murray admitted that the lack of social distancing at Djokovic's tournament was "not a good look".

“When you are going through a time like this it’s important any of the top athletes around the world should be showing that we are taking this extremely seriously and knowing that we are using social distancing measures and whatever it is,” Murray said.

“I hope that we learn from it and off the back of it they will be taking it extremely seriously because ultimately the tour won’t get back again if we are having problems every single week and the players are doing what they want. We need to make sure we are doing the right thing.”