Top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic checked favorable for the coronavirus after he participated in an exhibit series he arranged in Serbia and Croatia.
The Serbian gamer stated in a declaration Tuesday that he is asymptomatic which his household was likewise checked for the infection. His partner, Jelena Djokovic, checked favorable for the infection while their kids’s tests were unfavorable.
He is the 4th gamer to evaluate favorable after very first playing in the Adria Tour in Belgrade, Serbia and after that once again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia.
Djokovic has actually been slammed for arranging the competition and generating gamers from other nations in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions,” Djokovic stated in his declaration. “Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.”
He stated he put the series together when it was thought that the spread of the infection was slowing.
“Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with,” he stated. “I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were.”
Djokovic stated he will stay in self-isolation for 14 days and likewise said sorry to anybody who ended up being contaminated as an outcome of the series.
Organizers of the Adria Tour stated the 3rd phase of the occasion, set up to held next week in Bosnia, has actually been canceled.
“We were looking forward to promoting sports and providing financial support to local players, as well as to the audience finally seeing Novak Djokovic and other tennis players live, after many years of waiting,” stated the Adria Tour director, Djordje Djokovic, in an Instagram declaration Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, due to all the events that happened in the last few days, we have decided that the most important thing right now is to stabilize the epidemiological situation, as well as for everyone to recover.”
Serbian tennis gamer Viktor Troicki likewise stated Tuesday that he and his pregnant partner, Aleksandra Troicki, checked favorable for the coronavirus. Grigor Dimitrov, from Bulgaria, revealed he likewise checked favorable.
“I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes the necessary precautions,” Dimitrov composed in an Instagram post. “I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy.”
Borna Coric bet Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and stated Monday he has actually likewise checked favorable. The Croatian professional athlete stated on Instagram that he is disappointing signs.
There were no social distancing procedures observed at the matches in either nation where the exhibit was played, and Djokovic and other gamers were seen hugging each other and partying in club and dining establishments after the matches.