Novak Djokovic drops US Open hint as he promises Nick Kyrgios ‘dinner is on me in NYC’

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios’ post-Wimbledon dinner date did not materialise, but the former has proposed they go on a rendezvous in New York City, which could be a hint that he will play at the US Open.

In the build-up to the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios revealed that he has developed a “bromance” with Djokovic and they have been sliding into each other’s DMs on social media. Then a day before the match, they took their relationship to a new level as they agreed to go to dinner after the final with the winner footing the bill.

Djokovic went on to win a seventh Wimbledon title on Sunday, but their date never took place and Kyrgios commented on one of the Serbian’s Instagram posts, asking “Where is my dinner!!!!!!”.

The 21-time Grand Slam winner then replied: “@k1ngkyrg1os sorry mate. I called all the restaurants in London on Sunday night and there was no tables available 😂 Dinner is on me in NYC 😲😬🙏🤞”

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios Instagram banter

As things stand, Djokovic won’t be able to compete at the US Open in New York as foreigners who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 are not allowed into the United States, but his reply to Kyrgios could suggest that there could be a change in regulations.

After Sunday’s final he told reporters: “I’m not vaccinated and I’m not planning to get vaccinated. So the only good news I can have is them removing the mandated green vaccine card or whatever you call it to enter [the] United States or exemption.

“I don’t know. I don’t think exemption is realistically possible. If that is [a] possibility, I don’t know what exemption would be about. I don’t know. I don’t have much answers there.”