Six-time ATP champion Nick Kyrgios said he feels “quite embarassed as an Australian athlete” after what has been done to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
After landing in Australia, Djokovic’s visa was cancelled by the Australian Border Force.
Djokovic was then transported to ah immigration hotel, where he spent the next few days.
Djokovic appealed the decision and on Monday the judge decided to reinstate Djokovic’s visa.
“You know, I just don’t want this to take away from the Australian summer of tennis. We’ve had a lot of great results, a lot of other Aussies are doing really well. And we know that the media like to create shitstorms with my story and everything going on with Novak, I feel quite embarrassed as an Australian athlete, that seeing what this guy has done for us, and for the sport, I don’t think it’s right how we are handling it,” Nick Kyrgios said.
Kyrgios tested positive for COVID-19
Kyrgios was scheduled to play at the Melbourne Summer Set last week but he pulled out after feeling unwell.
Kyrgios was also scheduled to play in Sydney this week but he tested positive for COVID-19.
“Guys, as you know, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Actually, I don’t feel too bad at the moment, I’m taking all necessary precautions,” the Aussie said. “Obviously not ideal, but I’m gonna do everything in my power to feel okay and get out there and give you all a show.”
Kyrgios vowed to do everything he can to play at the Australian Open.
“But the media loves to do that, loves to divide. I just don’t want this to take away from any of the great results of all the other Australians are having,” Kyrgios added. “But I’ll let you know that I’ll do everything I can to get out there at the Australian Open and give you a show, so take it easy guys.”