Earlier than a males’s doubles match with associate Thanasi Kokkinakis, the Australian imitated the best way Djokovic celebrates victories with extravagant gestures to all 4 corners of a stadium.
“Simply feeling the love,” the maverick Australian, knocked out of the singles by Dominic Thiem on Friday evening, stated when requested to clarify his entrance.
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“Simply making an attempt to unfold the great phrase of the celebration. Everybody loves that celebration. It is properly preferred.”
Kyrgios described Djokovic as a “device” for requesting higher circumstances for gamers throughout their 14-day pre-tournament quarantine, doubling down on his criticism of the Serbian’s ill-fated Adria Tour early within the COVID-19 pandemic.
Djokovic returned hearth by saying final week that he didn’t “have a lot respect” for the Australian off the tennis court docket.
Kokkinakis stated there had been nothing malicious within the gestures, simply the doubles companions making an attempt to generate some power in a stadium court docket devoid of followers due to Melbourne’s five-day coronavirus lockdown.
Kyrgios agreed, however couldn’t resist directing one other barb on the 17-times Grand Slam champion.
“We’re simply having some enjoyable,” he added. “Novak, I am certain, does not like me and we each have respect for one another, however I do not like him in any respect, so it is enjoyable.”