Wise Kyrgios Rips Apart Yung Zverev

Sardines

Professional
Well, the 'holier than thou' rant would be a lot less hypocritical if he'd stopped the car to rant instead of driving while posting an IG story rant! Zverev is self-absorbed jock who thinks partying is more important than a pandemic, but Kyrgios is an irresponsible driver.
That said, Zverev's partying with Plein, a fashion designer at a DJ's table at Anjuna Baie, which is in Eze, France and NOT Monaco. So he went from and back into Monaco. No worse than Thiem's international tour, despite exposure. We don't know if he's been tested repeatedly like Thiem claims he has!
 

guanzishou

Hall of Fame
Alexander Zverev caught partying in Monaco after Novak Djokovic's COVID debacle
Digital Staff

Published: 29/06/2020Updated: 29 June 2020 8:47 am


Alexander Zverev partied in Monaco during his self-imposed self-isolation period after Novak Djokovic's ill-fated tour. Credit: Getty/Instagram
Tennis star Alexander Zverev has been captured flouting his promise to self-isolate after he was exposed to coronavirus at Novak Djokovic’s ill-fated exhibition tournament.
Djokovic, his wife Jelena, his coach Goran Ivanisevic and top tennis players Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive last week.



Zverev was among the players fortunate to test negative after hygiene precautions and social distancing were not practised on the Adria Tour.
The 23-year-old subsequently vowed to follow medical advice and self-isolate.

“I deeply apologise to anyone that I have potentially put at risk by playing this tour,” he said in a statement last week.

“I will proceed to follow the self-isolating guidelines advised by our doctors. As an added precaution my team and I will continue with regular testing.”

Alexander Zverev tested negative for COVID-19 after spending time with Grigor Dimitrov and Novak Djokovic, who both tested positive. Credit: Getty
Just six days later, footage emerged of Zverev partying at a private club in Monaco.

He is yet to comment after he was spotted dancing in multiple Instagram photos and videos, some of which have already been wiped from the service.
“No matter how lazy, sloppy and selfish players are about following public health guidelines mid-pandemic, they sure can spring to quick action to cover their asses,” respected tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg said.

Attention quickly turned to the tennis tour’s potential restart amid the players’ breaches and significant COVID-19 spread in the US and Europe.


Alexander Zverev was spotted in multiple Instagram photos and videos.

Djokovic - prior to his Adria Tour debacle - previously railed against “extreme” precautions that would see players locked down in New York for the US Open, which is slated to take place in late August.

Rothenberg said Zverev’s actions created further doubt over tennis officials’ trust in players.

“This is my concern with tennis attempting to come back mid-pandemic: not that precautions can’t be taken, but that too many tennis players are conditioned to be wildly self-centered and have no concept of how to act for the greater interest of a larger group,” Rothenberg wrote.

“My question during the US Open press conference weeks ago was about not trusting players to behave properly.

“Tournament director Stacey Allaster replied: ‘I have a lot of confidence in these professional athletes’.”
Leading tennis reporter Tumaini Carayol said Zverev’s partying showed the tour must restart with COVID protocols attached to punishments for breaches.

“Not only is this insane just two days after Ivanisevic tested positive following two negatives, but I just don’t see how the US Open can take place without any kind of code of conduct,” leading tennis reporter Tumaini Carayol wrote.

Djokovic, Zverev and other top stars have drawn heavy criticism from the tennis world, with cash-strapped players ranked outside the top 50 to 100 particularly frustrated at the shutdown.

“Here is what I think.. players will make sure they have a negative test so they can play,” Australian tennis player Daria Gavrilova said on Monday.

“But right now SOME players do not care so much about their health but more importantly other people’s health...”

Australian star Nick Kyrgios previously criticised Djokovic, Dimitrov and other players for partying before they tested positive.

“Don’t @ me for anything I’ve done that has been ‘irresponsible’ or classified as ‘stupidity’ - this takes the cake,” he wrote last week.

 

guanzishou

Hall of Fame
One of the weirdest things about 2020 is.. the tennis world looks up at Nick Kyrgios for moral leadership

Kudos to him for being sensible :cool:
Kyrgios is from Australia and has been locked down inside Australia, a country where many people have been fined thousands of dollars for breaching covid19 restrictions:






 

TheFifthSet

Legend
  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
  • Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.
  • 94 percent of drivers support a ban on texting while driving.
  • 74 percent of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use.
Lol, lost on some people.

It’s amusing to see Kyrgios getting venerated because he happened to lambast other people’s insane choices i.e exhibit common sense.
 
  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. In what context? I'd imagine the majority were from texting.
  • Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. He wasn't texting.
  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. He wasn't texting.
  • Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk. He wasn't texting.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field. He wasn't texting.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road. He wasn't texting.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity. He wasn't texting.
  • 94 percent of drivers support a ban on texting while driving. He wasn't texting.
  • 74 percent of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use. Unconfirmed use of hand.
 

Tennease

Legend
I first saw Zverev many years ago when he was still a junior in ATP Brisbane. He occasionally had a hit with some Pro players and also sat in the audience seat watching some matches. He looked so arrogant back then. I could almost see that he would become an arrogant man.

He should be punished for not obeying quarantine rules. He's just unbelievably irresponsible and has put others in danger.

 

megamind

Hall of Fame
I first saw Zverev many years ago when he was still a junior in ATP Brisbane. He occasionally had a hit with some Pro players and also sat in the audience seat watching some matches. He looked so arrogant back then. I could almost see that he would become an arrogant man.

He should be punished for not obeying quarantine rules. He's just unbelievably irresponsible and has put others in danger.

Early
 

jga111

Hall of Fame
  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
  • Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.
  • 94 percent of drivers support a ban on texting while driving.
  • 74 percent of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use.
And Krgios didn’t breach any of those points.

But thanks for the fun facts - be safe
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
The ATP Tour is suspended to prevent these things from happening.

They need to ban all players who attended for 1 year, 2 years for those who were involved in organising the farce.

Of course it's the ATP, the organisation that above all protects their drugged up cash cows.
 
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@TearTheRoofOff

Semantics. He's still lecturing others on public safety while being distracted by his phone while driving.
First, his points remain valid.
Second, his distraction seemed minimally different from that which might be associated with monitoring a SatNav, Speed, Dash, Stereo, Heater, etc. He still appeared to conduct most of his obs, using his mirrors and reverting his eye to the road after very short periods of time. All for a total of 45 seconds. I would consider the overall egregiousness to be far removed from that of the subject of his ire.

That said, I am playing devil's advocate a little. Looking at a phone for something as optional as this was avoidable and should have been. Safety was compromised. I do think that simply equating the grievances ignores the full spectrum of analysis, though, and I'd put him somewhere between squeaky-clean and equally contemptible rather than at either extreme.
 

Tennease

Legend
His new hot girlfriend Chiara Passari operated the phone for him ?







 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
His new hot girlfriend Chiara Passari operated the phone for him ?







Or maybe she's driving? Unless the video has been flipped, he's sitting in the passenger seat.
 

Mike Lambresi

New User
Kyrgios is not wrong but let's be honest he's just trying to earn the respect and admiration he can't get on the court.
He's just condemning the others to make him look good in this situation.

He also just got into a twitter fight with Boris Becker and called him a doughnut.
It's funny to say the least.
 

blablavla

Hall of Fame
Kyrgios is not wrong but let's be honest he's just trying to earn the respect and admiration he can't get on the court.
He's just condemning the others to make him look good in this situation.

He also just got into a twitter fight with Boris Becker and called him a doughnut.
It's funny to say the least.
1. even if so, Zverev made a mistake
2. it was Becker who tried to protect Zverev and got in to a dispute with NK, and damaging himself

just because NK is an ass*ole it doesn't mean that it's OK for Zverev to be in public when he is supposed to self isolate.
and it's not OK for Becker to try to change the topic trying to cover up Zverev act of stupidity.
 

Mike Lambresi

New User
And that's why I started by saying he's not wrong.
It's obviously wrong and irresponsible how Zverev and many others behaved.
But posting a video of yourself on instagram attacking other players specially with his history, is just childish.
And yes Boris Becker wasn't being very nice either but that doesn't give you the right to call one of the greatest of the sport a "doughnut".
He's a spoiled brat looking for attention, that happens to be right.
 
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blablavla

Hall of Fame
And that's why I started by saying he's not wrong.
It's obviously wrong and irresponsible how Zverev and many others behaved.
But posting a video of yourself on instagram attacking other players specially with his history, is just childish.
And yes Boris Becker wasn't being very nice either but that doesn't give you the right to call one of the greatest of the sport a "doughnut".
He's a spoiled brat looking for attention, that happens to be right.
I didn't call Becker a "doughnut".
Feel free to reach out to NK and tell him that he needs to be more polite towards Becker.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Becker is probably my all time favourite player, but I can separate his idiotic comments from my love of his tennis. ***** fans, you can do this too if you try really hard.
 
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