Before the Wimbledon final on Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios had exchanged via their Instagram stories and agreed on a deal: a dinner together, offered by the winner of the London tournament. The rest, we know. Novak Djokovic won his 7th title at Wimbledon against the Australian.
No grand slam title, therefore, for Kyrgios. But “the brat” of the circuit hopes for a good little restaurant… Under a publication where Djoko, the world No. 7, poses with the trophy won, Nick Kyrgios therefore challenged his rival: “Where is my dinner”. Novak Djokovic then made an appointment with Australia in New York, United States. “Sorry, I called all the restaurants in London on Sunday night and they are full. I’m buying you a dinner in New York,” the Serb quipped.
A way to chamber and a reminder that the two finalists have not always been the best friends in the world. Novak Djokovic knows indeed that he will probably not be able to honor the invitation. Not vaccinated against Covid out of conviction (which has already earned him expulsion from Australia in January), “Nole” cannot enter American territory, which in particular compromises his participation in the US Open (29 August to September 11).
Without a relaxation of health rules, Djokovic will therefore not play the last grand slam tournament. “I’m going to wait for good news from the United States because I would really like to go there,” he said after his London title. But I have no intention of getting vaccinated. “Djoko and Kyrgios are not about to have dinner together…