Novak Djokovic tested positive for Coronavirus and he has been added to the list of Tennis players who are infected. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, Viktor Troicki are some other dominant Tennis players to be infected.
Viktor Troicki tested positive after playing at Djokovic’s Adria tour. Djokovic’s wife Jelena has been confirmed with the virus.
He has played a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing during the pandemic.
With this, Djokovic becomes the fourth international player to be infected by the disease after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia.
“We believed the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons,” Djokovic said in a posting on social media Tuesday. “We were wrong and it was too soon.”
The rest of his Adria Tour, which was supposed to head to Bosnia next, was called off.
“Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope with and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were,” Djokovic said in a statement released earlier. “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.”