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September 29, 2020

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World number One Tennis player Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19 amid Adria Tour

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World number one Novak Djokovic has become the latest tennis player to test positive for Covid-19.

It Comes following Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all revealed they’d coronavirus after playing at Djokovic’s Adria Tour contest.

Djokovic, 33, played fellow Serb Troicki at the first event in Belgrade.

Great Britain’s Andy Murray said the positive evaluations were a”lesson for us”, while Australian Nick Kyrgios known as enjoying a”bone-headed decision”.

A Statement on Djokovic’s site said:”Immediately upon his arrival at Belgrade Novak was analyzed together with all members of the family members and the staff with whom he was in Belgrade and Zadar. He isn’t showing any symptoms.”

There Have been no ATP Tour events since February due to the global pandemic and the Adria Tour, which isn’t an ATP Tour event, was among the initial competitions to be staged since then.

The initial leg in Serbia attracted 4,000 fans, and players were later envisioned dancing close together in a Belgrade nightclub.

Bulgaria’s Dimitrov played Croatia’s Coric on Saturday at the second leg in Zadar, Croatia.

With Croatia easing lockdown steps, players were not obliged to observe social distancing rules and were seen embracing at the web at the conclusion of the games.

Pictures On the tournament’s social media site from Friday revealed Dimitrov playing basketball Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic, while he also set his arm about Coric ahead of their game.

Zverev, Cilic and Andrey Rublev, who played in the Adria Tour, have tested negative, but suggested they will all now self-isolate to get up to 14 days.

The ATP Tour period is set to restart on 14 August and the US Open will be Held without fans from 31 August to 13 September, despite some gamers Expressing worries about traveling to New York.

 

I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection – Djokovic’s statement

The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative.

Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.

The Tour has been designed to help both established and up and coming tennis players from South-Eastern Europe to gain access to some competitive tennis while the various tours are on hold due to Covid-19.

It was born with a philanthropic idea, to direct all raised funds towards people in need and it warmed my heart to see how everybody strongly responded.

We organized the tournament when the virus has weakened, believing the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met.

Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality we are learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were.

I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and everyone will be fine.

I will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days, and repeat the test in five days.

Source:bbc.com