Djokovic, Wife COVID-19 Positive

Djokovic, Wife COVID-19 Positive

Noval Djokovic, world number one tennis player has tested positive to Corona virus. The result, which came out on Tuesday, make the tennis star the fourth player, from the Adria Tour, to contract the virus at the tennis exhibition which took place in Serbia and Croatia.
The other players who tested positive in what is believe to be the second infection wave are Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.
Djokovic, who is expected to go into self isolation, alongside his wife, Jelena, who also tested positive, had planned the tour but was not tested in Croatia on Sunday. Instead, he travelled back to Serbia where he was tested and his status, subsequently confirmed though he is not displaying symptoms.
“The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive just as is Jelena’s, while our children’s are negative,” Djokovic said in a statement.
Djokovic, who explained that the idea of the tournament was to foster the spirit of solidarity and compassion, believing that the spread of the virus had waned, noted that he is very sorry for how it turned out, adding that the virus is still very present, a reason why the tour had to be cancelled.
“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. We organised the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met. Unfortunately, the virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.”
The Adria Tour director, who doubles as Djokovic’s father, Djordje, noted with regret that though the tour has been canceled, it was a noble initiative designed to promote sports and provide financial support to local players.
” We are extremely sorry that we have to stop organizing the upcoming tennis tournaments in Banja Luka and Sarajevo. 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.”
Following the cancelation, the final match in Zadar, between Djokovic and Russia’s Andrey, Rublev was called off after Dimitrov, the Bulgarian world No.19 revealed, via the Instagram, that he had tested positive. Apparently his revelation may have explained why it was no surprise when other players, including Coric, Troicki and members of both Djokovic and Dimitrov’s teams confirmed they also contracted the virus.

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