Tsitsipas, who is Greek, sent an Instagram message to Kyrgios, an Australian of Greek origin. In it, Tsitsipas held up a cardboard sign that said “Call me” and indicated a cell phone number. Those who hoped to put Tsitsipas online received a different message instead.
The phone has been turned off.
“You are an absolute idiot … everyone stops calling me !!!!! Kyrgios replied to his partner, sometimes in duplicate, in a publication on social networks.
Tsitsipas later went back to Instagram with another cardboard sign saying, “Stop calling Nick. “
The number has since been disconnected.
Professional tennis tours have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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