Nick Kyrgios lashed out against Alexander Zverev as videos emerged on social media showing that the world no 7 had allegedly broken quarantine protocols to attend a party in Eze, France.
Sascha Zverev six days ago after Adria Tour coronavirus cluster:
“I deeply apologize to anyone that I have put at risk…I will proceed to follow self-isolating guidelines…stay safe 🙏.”
Sascha Zverev four hours ago: pic.twitter.com/vqBXvYdxkv
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 28, 2020
Zverev had recently participated in Novak Djokovic’s poorly executed Adria Tour exhibition event in Serbia and Croatia, where four players tested positive for COVID-19.
Once the event was called off, Zverev put out a tweet stating that he and his team had tested negative, but would self-isolate as a precaution.
— Alexander Zverev (@AlexZverev) June 22, 2020
But as the videos were uploaded on social media showing Zverev attending a party, Kyrgios, who had been vocal against the Adria Tour’s disregard for social distancing protocols, came out against the German.
“I wake up and I see more controversial things happening all over the world. One that stuck out for me was seeing Sascha Zverev again,” Kyrgios said in an Instagram story.
“How selfish can you be? If you have the audacity to f****** put out a tweet, that you made your management write on your behalf, saying that you’re going to self-isolate for 14 days, and apologizing to f****** general public for putting their health at risk, then at least have the audacity to stay inside for 14 days.
“This tennis world is p****** me off. How selfish can y’all get?”
Here’s the @NickKyrgios response so many of y’all were clamoring for. I think he delivered.
But to me the silence of the other 100+ ATP players is far louder and more telling. pic.twitter.com/guj2JjRZuS
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 29, 2020
Zverev was recently a part of star-studded line-up playing at the Adria Tour that included the likes of 17-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic, world no 3 Dominic Thiem, world no 14 Andrey Rublev and 2014 US Open Champion Marin Cilic.
However, the event, which saw players hugging and high-fiving, and allowed fans to fill the stands without the need for masks, came to a halt when former world no 3 Grigor Dimitrov became the first to test positive for coronavirus.
A day later, Borna Coric also announced that he had tested positive, along with Dimitrov’s coach Kristijan Groh and Djokovic’s fitness trainer Marko Paniki.
Zverev, Thiem, Rublev and Cilic meanwhile, tested negative.
“I have just received the news that my team and I have tested negative for COVID-19” read Zverev’s statement.
“I deeply apologize 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. I wish everyone who has tested positive a speedy recovery. Stay safe.”