World No.40 Nick Kyrgios on Monday slammed the decision to go ahead with Adria Tour after two stars who participated in the tournament tested positive for coronavirus. Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov had tested positive on Sunday while Croatian Borna Coric was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday.
Kyrgios took to social media to blast the decision to host the tournament amid these uncertain times and wrote on Twitter: "Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the 'exhibition' speedy recovery fellas, but that's what happens when you disregard all protocols. This IS NOT A JOKE."
♂️♂️♂️ Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the ‘exhibition’ speedy recovery fellas, but that’s what happens when you disregard all protocols. This IS NOT A JOKE. https://t.co/SUdxfijkbK
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 22, 2020
The next leg of the tournament, which was scheduled to be held in Zadar (Croatia) where Novak Djokovic was set to feature in the final against Andrey Rublev, has been cancelled in the wake of players testing positive.
"Hi everyone, I wanted to inform you all that I tested positive for COVID-19. I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested!" Borna Coric said in a statement on his official Twitter handle.
"I am really sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am feeling well and don't have any symptoms. Please stay safe and healthy. Lot of love to all!" he added.
"Hi everyone-I want to reach out and let my fans and friends know that I tested positive back in Monaco for COVID-19. I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes the necessary precautions.
"I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy," Dimitrov said on Instagram."