Kyrgios hits out at Zverev over party
The forthcoming Bett1 Aces exhibition event in Berlin could deliver spicy moments after one of its star imports – Australian Nick Kyrgios – attacked top seed Alexander Zverev in an angry social-media rant.
After Zverev was pictured socialising at a French Riviera beach bar at the weekend, Kyrgios told his Twitter and Instagram followers: “I see more controversial things happening around the world, but one thing that stuck out for me was seeing Sasha Zverev, again man, again.
“If you have the audacity to put out a tweet that you made your management f------ write on your behalf saying you’re going to selfisolate for 14 days, and apologising to the general public for putting their health at risk, at least have the audacity to stay inside for 14 days. My god. This tennis world’s p-----me off, seriously. How selfish can you all get?”
Zverev’s presence in a busy public space could be seen as hypocritical after he promised to selfisolate a week ago, having been a part of the Adria Tour fiasco alongside Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov and other players who have since tested positive for Covid-19.
If Kyrgios does attend the Berlin event from July 13, he will also be accused of contradicting himself. Two weeks ago, Kyrgios complained that staging the US Open at the end of August was unfair on those coming from countries with strong travel restrictions.
Bett1 Aces organisers said biosecurity protocols would include daily temperature checks and requiring all players to keep a written log of their physical condition.