Novak Djokovic tests positve for coronavirus


World No 1 Novak Djokovic said on Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus. The Serb star became the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.

Djokovic, who is “not showing any symptoms” joins Grigo Dimitrov, Vikto Troicki and Borna Coric in testing positive for Covid-19.

He said his wife Jeena also tested positive while the results of their children were negative.

“I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection,” the 33-year-old Serb said in a statement.

“I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine,” said the 17-time Grand Slam winner, adding that he would go into self-isolation for the next 14 days.

Sunday’s final in the coastal town of Zadar in Croatia, which was supposed to feature Djokovic and Russia’s Andrey Rublev, was cancelled.

Some 4,000 fans watched the first leg of the tournament in Belgrade earlier this month.

The slew of positive tests raises questions over the sport’s planned return in August.

Djokovic event prompts concern for tennis restart.

Three players have now tested positive for Covid-19 after being involved in Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition.


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