Following Novak Djokovic’s announcement that he has examined optimistic for coronavirus, tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Naomi Osaka had lower than sympathetic reactions for the Serbian nationwide. Djokovic turned the fourth participant to take part within the exhibition tennis match that he hosted who examined optimistic for the virus. The no.1 ranked tennis participant has been criticised usually for holding the occasion – the place spectators have been additionally allowed – whereas the coronavirus pandemic nonetheless raged on. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Victor Troicki had all examined optimistic for the virus beforehand.

Kyrgios, who has been very vocal in his criticism of the choice to go forward with the match, retweeted the information about Djokovic and easily wrote “Oh boy.”

He went on to retweet a video of Djokovic and others from the match partying and dancing, seemingly in breach of social distancing norms, and wrote “Prayers as much as all of the gamers which have contracted Covid – 19. Do not @ me for something I’ve completed that has been ‘irresponsible’ or categorized as ‘stupidity’ – this takes the cake.”

Japanese star Naomi Osaka tweeted a cryptic GIF quickly after the information broke.

Nonetheless, she adopted up with a tweet that learn “hope everybody feels higher.”

“Yikes… this isn’t good and it is a sample… Hope Novak shall be okay in fact! What now, US Open? Roland Garros? We now have loads of work to do…” tennis legend Martina Navratilova tweeted.

“I’m extraordinarily sorry for every particular person case of an infection,” the 33-year-old Djokovic mentioned in an announcement.

“I hope that it’ll not complicate anybody’s well being scenario and that everybody shall be tremendous,” the 17-time Grand Slam winner mentioned, including that he would go into self-isolation for the subsequent 14 days. He additionally mentioned that his spouse had examined optimistic for the virus, however his youngsters had examined unfavourable.

Kyrgios had earlier mentioned that it was “boneheaded” to go forward with the match.

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“Boneheaded resolution to go forward with the ‘exhibition’ speedy restoration fellas, however that is what occurs if you disregard all protocols. This IS NOT A JOKE,” he had tweeted on Monday after Coric introduced that he had examined optimistic for the virus.

The slew of optimistic exams raises questions over the game’s deliberate return in August.

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