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Nick Kyrgios has vowed, he will continue to criticize his colleagues even if he leaves him open to complaints of hypocrisy. The controversial Australian star took a dim view of rival Novak Djokovic’s behaviour which resulted in his disqualification from the US Open last week.
“I’m just trying to hold people accountable for their actions. You can’t compare what someone does off the court to on the court,” Kyrgios said on Thursday. “When I see some people making mistakes, I’m not going to bring it up, but if they defend it and continually make the same mistakes, especially in a global pandemic, I’m going to say something about it.
“I’m not saying it just to bring some attention to myself, I’m genuinely trying to pull people in line who need to be pulled in to line. We have to work as a team otherwise it’s going to be ongoing.”
“Sport is not going to be the same,” Kyrgios, who opted to miss the US Open amid fears over coronavirus, added. “I don’t want to live with restrictions. I want things to go back to normal. I miss going out there and playing but I want to do it in the right circumstances. I want to play in front of a crowd, I want to be an entertainer.
“It’s so hard to make a definitive decision because things can just balloon out of control in a week. Even Ash Barty, she’s a champion of the French Open and she didn’t feel entirely comfortable going there.”