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Kyrgios slams hosting of Adria Tour after stars test positive

Filed on June 22, 2020
Nick Kyrgios questioned the hosting of the tournament during the Covid-19 pandemic. - AFP

Kyrgios took to social media to express his displeasure.

World No.40 Nick Kyrgios on Monday slammed the decision to go ahead with Adria Tour after two stars who participated in the tournament tested positive for coronavirus. Bulgarian Grigor Dmitrov had tested positive on Sunday while Croatian Borna Coric was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday.

The two players had taken part in the exhibition tournament in Belgrade alongside World No.1 Novak Djokovic, World No.3 Dominic Thiem and World No.7 Alexander Zverev among others.

Kyrgios took to social media to blast the decision to host the tournament amid these uncertain times and wrote on Twitter: "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."

The next leg of the tournament, which was scheduled to be held in Zadar (Croatia) where Djokovic was set to feature in the final against Andrey Rublev, has been cancelled in the wake of players testing positive.

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