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Nick Kyrgios Reacts To Novak Djokovic Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Nick Kyrgios Reacts To Novak Djokovic Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Nick Kyrgios has responded to Novak Djokovic testing positive for coronavirus following the controversial Adria Tour event.

Tennis ace Djokovic and his wife tested positive for the virus after arriving back in Belgrade following the tour in Badar, Croatia.

Footage of the world number one dancing in a nightclub with other players emerged on social media prior to his positive test and Kyrgios let his feelings be known.

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The Australian retweeted the clip and his message read: "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."

He also retweeted a comment from a fan which askwd "How dumb can they all be?"

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Social distancing measures were not in place at the event and Kyrgios had previously said anyone taking part in the event made a "bonehead decision".

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Kyrgios had strong words for those who participated in the Adria Tour. (Image Credit: PA)
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Following his positive test, Djokovic released a statement in which he defended the Adria Tour and his involvement.

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"Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions," the 33-year-old explained per The Telegraph. "Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.

"The Tour has been designed to help both established and up and coming tennis players from South-Eastern Europe to gain access to some competitive tennis while the various tours are on hold due to the Covid-19 situation.

"It was all born with a philanthropic idea, to direct all raised funds towards people in need and it warmed my heart to see how everybody strongly responded to this.

Djokovic is the world's number one and is the fourth competitor to test positive from coronavirus following the Adria Tour. (Image Credit: PA)
Djokovic is the world's number one and is the fourth competitor to test positive from coronavirus following the Adria Tour. (Image Credit: PA)
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"We organised the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing the the conditions for hosting the tournament had been met.

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

"I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were. 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.

"I will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days, and repeat the test in five days."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: News, Tennis news, Nick Kyrgios, Coronavirus, Novak Djokovic

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.