Boris Becker and ‘rat’ Nick Kyrgios involved in Twitter spat as Adria Tour bickering continues

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Nick Kyrgios pointing the finger

The fallout from the controversial Adria Tour continues with Boris Becker and Nick Kyrgios taking pot shots at each other on social media.

The exhibition tournament, the brainchild of world No 1 Novak Djokovic which was launched to raise funds for humanitarian projects in the Balkans, was cancelled last week after a string of players tested positive for coronavirus.

Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all returned positive tests along with the wives of Djokovic and Troicki and a couple of non-playing staff members, including Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic.

Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic also featured in the tournament, but they all tested negative.

However, that was not the end of that as a video of Zverev partying emerged on social media over the weekend.

World No 40 Kyrgios, who was outspoken about the Adria Tour throughout, hit out at the German on an Instagram Story as he accused him of being “selfish” for failing to self-isolate.

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And that’s when tennis great Becker decided to wade in on Twitter as he wrote: “We all live in the pandemic called #Covid_19 ! It’s terrible and it killed to many lives…we should protect our families/loved ones and follow the guidelines but still don’t like #rats
@NickKyrgios @farfetch.”

Kyrgios was never going to take it lying down and replied: “Rats? For holding someone accountable? Strange way to think of it champion, I’m just looking out for people. WHEN my family and families all over the world have respectfully done the right thing. And you have a goose waving his arms around, imma say something.”

The spat continued with Becker responding to several jabs from tennis fans, but he then decided to talk about Kyrgios’ lack of success at Grand Slams, writing: “I really would like to se @NickKyrgios fulfill his potential and win a grandslam! He would be an incredible role model for for the youth of the world addressing the issues of equality/race/heritage! Man up buddy and deliver! @atptour @ITF_Tennis.”

And naturally Kyrgios hit back, saying: “Why are you now talking about tennis? It has nothing to do with tennis? How about the dude who you are defending mans up and gives us some sort of explanation? Not another average management apology.”

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