Nick Kyrgios appears to mock Bernard Tomic retiring due to 'suspected COVID'

Kyrgios reacts to Tomic apparently retiring from his Little Rock round-of-16 match due to COVID.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios appears to mock Bernard Tomic retiring due to 'suspected COVID'
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Bernard Tomic apparently cited a suspected COVID as the reason for his mid-match retirement at a Challenger tournament and Nick Kyrgios seemingly thought it was pretty bizarre. 

After overcoming Thai-Son Kwiatkowski in the Little Rock Challenger first round, Tomic took on Yuta Shimizu in the round-of-16 on Thursday. When the match started, Tomic was able to serve out the opening game of the match but then went on to lose the next six games.

Down by a set, Tomic reportedly said on the court that he suspected that he contracted COVID. Then, the former world No. 17 retired from his match.

"Bernard Tomic down 6-1 to Shimizu, but has told officials that he suspects he has covid," tennis broadcaster Mike Catio wrote on X.

Responding to Tomic apparently retiring due to a suspected COVID, Kyrgios just reacted by posting a facepalm emoji. While Kyrgios didn't write any words, it was pretty clear how he felt about the entire situation. 

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Nick Kyrgios © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

Kyrgios rips' Zizou Bergs' 'lame' celebration

On Thursday, qualifier Bergs beat Maximilian Marterer 3-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 to reach the French Open third round. By beating Marterer, 24-year-old Bergs - ranked at No. 104 in the world - reached a Slam third round for the first time and he is also set to enter the top-100 for the first time in his career.

Moments after sealing a win over Marterer, a fired-up Bergs shouted at the crowd: "Where is the party?!" The crowd responded by chanting back: "The party is here!"

After watching footage of Bergs' celebration, Kyrgios wasn't really impressed as he thought it was "lame."

Meanwhile, Kyrgios is still sidelined and working on his comeback from wrist surgery. Since Kyrgios recently accepted to be a part of the BBC coverage team for Wimbledon, it is very likely that he won't make his return during the grass season. 

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