World number one tennis player, 33-year-old Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus after he took part in the Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament in the Balkan region. The event started in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and then moved to Zadar.
Novak Djokovic became the fourth player to test positive for the virus who took part in the tournament. Previously Croatia’s Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Viktor Troicki have tested positive.
In the statement, Djokovic said, “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. I will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days and repeat the test in five days.”
“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,” he added.
“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 the COVID-19 situation,” he said.