sport news Nick Kyrgios makes dig at Novak Djokovic after disqualification at US Open

Nick Kyrgios sets up poll on Twitter asking how many years he would have been banned for if he hit the line judge with a ball after rival Novak Djokovic is disqualified from US Open for incident

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 00:13 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 01:04 BST, 7 September 2020

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Nick Kyrgios wasted no time at all in taking to social media to make his opinion known following Novak Djokovic's horror show at the US Open.

World No 1 Djokovic shocked the tennis world after a moment of madness saw him swipe at a ball in anger and hit a line-judge directly in the throat.

Djokovic, the overwhelming favourite to win the Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows this month, was automatically disqualified as a result of his rash swipe.

Nick Kyrgios wasted no time after Novak Djokovic's moment of madness and took to Twitter

Nick Kyrgios wasted no time after Novak Djokovic's moment of madness and took to Twitter

Djokovic shocked the tennis world after hitting a line-judge and being automatically ejected

Djokovic shocked the tennis world after hitting a line-judge and being automatically ejected

It comes as the latest in a long string of controversies from Djokovic, and Kyrgios couldn't help but be critical of the Serbian once again.

Creating a poll via Twitter, Kyrgios wrote: 'Swap me for jokers incident. "Accidentally hitting the ball kid in the throat" how many years would I be banned for?' 

He then gave fans the option to vote between three options of five years, 10 years or a 20-year ban.

The Australian made a major hint at favouritism within the sport, while he is often portrayed as the bad boy of tennis for much less severe incidents.

Djokovic protested but then shook hands with Pablo Carreno Busta after defaulting the match

Djokovic protested but then shook hands with Pablo Carreno Busta after defaulting the match

The Serbian star trudged off, exiting the US Open despite being the overwhelming favourite

The Serbian star trudged off, exiting the US Open despite being the overwhelming favourite 

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