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Novak Djokovic refuses to reopen Nick Kyrgios feud despite Australian’s ATP Cup trolling


Novak Djokovic has refused to get drawn into another spat with Nick Kyrgios after the Australian appeared to try to troll him at the ATP Cup.

Djokovic was playing a deciding doubles match for Serbia against France when Kyrgios emerged in the crowd, later being caught in social media heckling Djokovic.

The Serb, though, insists there was nothing in it worth getting upset about.

“To be honest, not really,” said Djokovic when asked by reporters if he was bothered by Kyrgios’ actions.

“I didn’t see him in the stands but then I saw the videos after that (on social media).

“I know he’s a good buddy with [France’s Gael] Monfils and with the French team, so, you know, it’s fine.

“I think it’s entertaining to have him or to have any other player coming out, to have a well-known player coming out to see other teams and other matches.

“I think it attracts a lot of attention and I think brings excitement to the people in the stands, but also the viewers.”

Novak Djokovic and Kyrgios have something of a history after the Australian discussed the 16-time Grand Slam winner on a podcast and described his perceived desperation for popularity with fans as ‘cringeworthy’.

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