‘How selfish can you be?’ Nick Kyrgios slams Alexander Zverev over for breaching social distancing as video emerges of him partying in a Monte Carlo nightclub
- Nick Kyrgios called Alex Zverev ‘selfish’ after he went partying in Monte Carlo
- The world number seven told fans he was heading to self-isolate six days earlier
- Zverev competed at Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour event in Belgrade and Croatia
- Stars including Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov were diagnosed with coronavirus
- Kyrgios has questioned why tennis is so desperate to return amid the pandemic
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has launched a scathing attack at Alexander Zverev after he breached social distancing to party after the Adria Tour event.
The 25-year-old uploaded an Instagram story on Monday after footage emerged of the world number seven dancing in a club in Monte Carlo.
‘So I wake up and I see more controversial things happening all over the world but one just stuck out for me,’ Kyrgios said in the video.
‘Seeing Sascha Zverev again, again, how selfish can you be? How selfish can you be?
‘If you have the audacity to f**king put out a tweet, that you made your management write on your behalf, saying you’re going to self-isolate for 14 days and apologising to the f**king general public about putting their health at risk, at least have the audacity to stay inside for 14 days.
Nick Kyrgios called Alexander Zverev ‘selfish’ after footage emerged of him partying in Monte Carlo (pictured)
The world number seven was filmed dancing with a large group of friends at the Anjuna Plage Beach Club
‘My God. Have you girlfriend with you for f**king 14 days.
‘Jesus, man. Pissing me off, this tennis world is pissing me off, seriously. How selfish can you all get?’
Zverev competed at Novak Djokovic’s exhibition event in Belgrade and Croatia earlier this month, where Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive for coronavirus.
The German star released a tweet following the event, stating he ‘deeply apologise to anyone to anyone that I have potentially put at risk by playing this tour.
‘I will proceed to follow the self-isolating guidelines advised by our doctors.’
Footage of Zverev flouting social distancing in the club six days later was uploaded by German fashion designer Philipp Plein, who has since removed the frames from his Instagram story.
Six days earlier, Zverev had promised fans he was going to self-isolate after competing in Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour event
Zverev posted this tweet after the event where he apologised ‘ to anyone that I have potentially put at risk by playing this tour’
He was also among other athletes seen shirtless and dancing in a crowded Belgrade night club during the event.
Zverev is due to play a tournament in Berlin next month, with 1,000 fans allowed into the stands to watch matches.
Kyrgios called the Adria Tour event ‘boneheaded’ and has questioned why the tennis world is so desperate to return to competition in the middle of a worldwide disease pandemic.
Organisers are planning to run the US Open in New York in August, with Kyrgios looking doubtful to attend.
Earlier this month he tweeted: ‘Smh – people that live in the US of course are pushing the Open to go ahead. ‘Selfish’ I’ll get my hazmat suit ready for when I travel from Australia and then have to quarantine for 2 weeks on my return.’
Kyrgios has also previously stated he wouldn’t contest a grand slam that restricted fans from attending.
Kyrgios and Zverev embrace after the final of the Mexico ATP Open men’s singles final in March 2019