Nick Kyrgios unrepentant over vampire slur in response to objections to unvaccinated

• ‘If you’re living in sin you might as well play in sin,’ says Australian • Kyrgios is set to play in Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday, ready to help serve up a ‘satisfying’ match

Nick Kyrgios has backtracked on his claims that the decision to give unvaccinated players permission to participate in tournaments could open the door to a harem of sexually transmitted vampires.

The Australian tennis player has come under fire after he admitted that players under the general exemption rules are more likely to be unvaccinated because they have left their religion to engage in pro-potting (he literally means marijuana). “I respect him a lot for being down to his roots,” Kyrgios wrote to Serena Williams following her drug-testing break in Miami. “He has found himself and his morals and values are great.”

Meanwhile, Kyrgios has come back with a stunning post on Twitter, which reveals he is prepared to give not one, but two biological remedies to help him serve up a winning performance against Grigor Dimitrov, his first match since losing the ATP Tour event in Indian Wells to Rafael Nadal, the world No1.

“Can I just add: if you’re living in sin you might as well play in sin,” he wrote on Twitter. “People that believe in traditional chaste values are dangerous people.”

The reaction has been mixed.

Kyrgios has often found himself in trouble over comments he has made about women in sport. He was reprimanded by the ATP after making an ignorant reference to Japanese journalist Shingo Kunieda’s age during a 2015 press conference.

Commenting on the matter Kyrgios said: “I don’t understand. … I’m in my 20s, it’s unacceptable.”

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