Nick Kyrgios wades in on Novak Djokovic’s 20-0 season, saying ‘he has taken an L’ for lack of humility
He may be undefeated in 2020 on the ATP Tour, but Novak Djokovic “has taken an L” for his off-court antics, according to Nick Kyrgios.
World No 1 Djokovic stretched his unbeaten singles run to 20 on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over American Tennys Sandgren in the third round of the Western & Southern Open.
After the match the 17-time Grand Slam winner was asked about staying undefeated during the 2020 season and replied: “Look, anything is possible.
“I don’t want to count that out, especially because we don’t know how the post-US tour season is going to look like, whether we are going to play, whether there is going to be another lockdown in Europe.
“It’s not my goal, actually, to go unbeaten, but I wouldn’t complain if I do.”
And Kyrgios then came out firing on Twitter.
Hell of a tennis player. May go unbeaten in 2020, can’t take that away from him. Unfortunately when he was supposed to show some leadership and humility he went missing. Majority would say he has taken an L regardless. https://t.co/UjZ9LbHTj3
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 26, 2020
“Hell of a tennis player. May go unbeaten in 2020, can’t take that away from him,” he tweeted. “Unfortunately when he was supposed to show some leadership and humility he went missing.
“Majority would say he has taken an L regardless.”
Kyrgios’ swipe came on the back of the controversial Adria Tour that was cancelled after Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all returned positive tests after taking part in the exhibition tournament organised by the 17-times Grand Slam winner in June.
The opening leg of the event took place at the 33-year-old’s tennis complex in Belgrade and the second in Zadar in Croatia.
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