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Nick Kyrgios vows to continue calling out bad behaviour from tennis rivals after slamming Novak Djokovic for his Adria Tour and US Open antics: 'If they defend it and continually make the same mistakes, I'm going to say something about it' Nick Kyrgios insists he will keep holding his badly behaved peers to account The Australian tennis star did not appear at the US Open due to COVID-19 fears Kyrgios posted a poll aimed as a dig at Djokovic who hit a line judge with a ball The men's World No1 was disqualified from the US Open tournament on Sunday Kyrgios also had a pop at Djokovic for holding his infamous Adria Tour in June

By Jack Kinnersley For Mailonline

Published: 10:03 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 10:17 BST, 10 September 2020

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Nick Kyrgios insists he will keep holding his badly behaved peers to account after calling out Novak Djokovic in recent months.

The Australian tennis star, who did not appear at this year's US Open due to COVID-19 fears, posted a poll on Twitter asking how many years he would be banned for if he had hit a ball at a line judge like Djokovic did at the US Open.  

The men's World No1 was disqualified from the tournament and lost all of his $250,000 prize money as a result and Kyrgios insists he will keep highlighting bad behaviour.

Australian star Nick Kyrgios insists he will keep holding his badly behaved peers to account

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, checks on a lineswoman after hitting her with a ball at the US Open

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, checks on a lineswoman after hitting her with a ball at the US Open

'I'm just trying to hold people accountable for their actions. You can't compare what someone does off the court to on the court,' Kyrgios said in Canberra on Thursday, where his NK Foundation was part of a government plan to open a new tennis centre.

'When I see some people making mistakes, I'm not going to cintitally bring it up, but if they defend it and continually make the same mistakes, especially in a global pandemic, I'm going to say something about it.

'I'm not saying it just to bring some attention to myself, I'm genuinely trying to pull people in line who need to be pulled in to line. We have to work as a team otherwise it's going to be ongoing.

'Sport is not going to be the same. I don't want to live with restrictions. I want things to go back to normal.

In an apology, Djokovic said the situation has left him feeling 'really sad and empty'

In an apology, Djokovic said the situation has left him feeling 'really

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