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Tennis player Nick Kyrgios has unleashed yet another serve slamming his superstar rivals’ actions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Australian has been an outspoken critic of fellow stars Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev for recently flouting social-distancing measures amid strict lockdown measures.
The ongoing feud boiled over again after world number three Dominic Thiem came to Zverev’s defence after the young German was spotted partying in a Monte Carlo nightclub.
Thiem added fuel to the fire by weighing in on Kyrgios’ previous controversial antics on and off the court.
“It was his (Zverev’s) mistake, but I don’t understand why a lot of people want to interfere,” Thiem told Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung. “Kyrgios did a lot of mistakes himself. It would be better for him to come clean instead of criticising others.”
It didn’t take long for Kyrgios to hit back with a scathing response.
“What are you talking about @ThiemDomi? Mistakes like smashing rackets? Swearing? Tanking a few matches here or there? Which everyone does?,” Kyrgios fumed on Twitter. “None of you have the intellectual level to even understand where I’m coming from. I’m trying to hold them accountable.”
Kyrgios then doubled down on his latest tirade.
“This just shows what a joke @ThiemDomi @AlexZverev & @DjokerNole think this is, two of them partying like potatoes during a global pandemic. People losing lives, loved ones and friends, and then Thiem standing up for the ‘mistake’ these guys are the ‘top’ of our sport,” he added.