Nick Kyrgios aims a dig at Novak Djokovic: ‘How many years would I be banned for?’

An unimpressed Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios was never going to miss an opportunity to get involved in the debate around Novak Djokovic’s controversial exit from the US Open, was he?

World No 1 Djokovic was defaulted from the 2020 tournament on Sunday after he accidentally hit a line judge in the throat during his fourth-round match against Pablo Carreno Busta.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner rushed over to check on the line judge and she was fortunately not seriously hurt.

Comment: Novak Djokovic cannot play the victim this time and needs to accept responsibility for his petulance

Following lengthy discussions between tournament officials, they eventually decided to disqualify Djokovic and, after initially pleading his case, he accepted his fate and left the court.

Kyrgios took to Twitter to ask his fans how long he would have been banned for if he swapped roles with Djokovic.

He tweeted: “Swap me for jokers incident. ‘Accidentally hitting the ball kid in the throat’ how many years would I be banned for?”

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