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Novak Djokovic Tests COVID-19 Positive, Nick Kyrgios, Naomi Osaka Share Cryptic Tweets | Tennis News

Following Novak Djokovic’s announcement that he has examined optimistic for coronavirus, tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Naomi Osaka had lower than sympathetic reactions for the Serbian nationwide. Djokovic grew to become the fourth participant to take part within the exhibition tennis event that he hosted who examined optimistic for the virus. The no.1 ranked tennis participant has been criticised generally for holding the occasion – the place spectators had been additionally allowed – whereas the coronavirus pandemic nonetheless raged on. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Victor Troicki had all examined optimistic for the virus beforehand.

Kyrgios, who has been very vocal in his criticism of the choice to go forward with the event, retweeted the information about Djokovic and easily wrote “Oh boy.”

He went on to retweet a video of Djokovic and others from the event partying and dancing, seemingly in breach of social distancing norms, and wrote “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.”

Japanese star Naomi Osaka tweeted a cryptic GIF quickly after the information broke.

However, she adopted up with a tweet that learn “hope everyone feels better.”

“Yikes… this is not good and it’s a pattern… Hope Novak will be ok of course! What now, US Open? Roland Garros? We have a lot of work to do…” tennis legend Martina Navratilova tweeted.

“I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection,” the 33-year-old Djokovic mentioned in a press release.

“I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine,” the 17-time Grand Slam winner mentioned, including that he would go into self-isolation for the subsequent 14 days. He additionally mentioned that his spouse had examined optimistic for the virus, however his kids had examined detrimental.

Kyrgios had earlier mentioned that it was “boneheaded” to go forward with the event.


“Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the ‘exhibition’ speedy recovery fellas, but that’s what happens when you disregard all protocols. This IS NOT A JOKE,” he had tweeted on Monday after Coric introduced that he had examined optimistic for the virus.

The slew of optimistic exams raises questions over the game’s deliberate return in August.

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