Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker in Twitter fight after Alexander Zverev's 'partying'

Ross Houston
June 30, 2020

Players were seen interacting, embracing each other, playing basketball and partying like they did in pre-Covid-19 days but Matic said they were not required to adhere to any social distancing norms as Serbia had eased restrictions.

Australian Nick Kyrgios has hit out at Alexander Zverev after a video appeared to show the German dancing at a crowded club on Sunday despite the world No. 7 pledging last week he would be self-isolating.

Becker tagged Kyrgios in the post, leading the Aussie to reply: "For goodness sake Boris, I'm not competing or trying to throw anyone under the bus".

Zverev played at Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour after which a number of players, including world number one Djokovic, tested positive for coronavirus.

The Canberran initiated the tennis tours' overwhelming response to Australia's deadly summer bushfires and has been the sport's most vocal player in opposing the USTA's decision to press ahead with this year's US Open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Haha nah bro I'm good, don't act like you're my friend now because you got sat down", Kyrgios tweeted.

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has taken the opportunity to defend Novak Djokovic after the tennis star came under fire for hosting an exhibition event in which four players contracted coronavirus.

Boris Becker called Nick Kyrgios a "rat".

Addressing the pandemic, Becker stated that "we should protect our families/loved ones and follow the guidelines but [I] still don't like rats" as the pair continued to trade tweets.

It's a global pandemic and if someone is as idiotic as Alex to do what he has done, I'll call him out for it.

"Rats? For holding someone accountable?"

"I just wanted to say that it is not his fault that he made the tournament".

'WHEN my family and families all over the world have respectfully done the right thing.

"@TheBorisBecker is a bigger doughnut than I thought. can hit a volley, obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed though", he added. "Man up, buddy, and deliver". "One that stuck out for me was seeing "Sacha" Zverev again man, again, again, how selfish can you be?" he said on Instagram today.

While Zverev tested negative, he released a statement afterwards vowing to self-isolate, only to be spotted at a busy bar, apparently over the weekend, in footage that went viral.

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