World No. 1 tennis player tests positive for coronavirus after tournament

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus, reports say.

Djokovic is the fourth player from the Adria Tour – a tennis exhibiton that took place in Serbia and Croatia over the past two weeks – to have contracted Covid-19 after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive.

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Djokovic, who had planned the tour, was not tested in Croatia on Sunday, instead travelling back to Serbia.

Upon arrival there it was confirmed he had tested positive for coronavirus, although he is not displaying symptoms.


His wife, Jelena, has also tested positive and they will go into self-isolation for 14 days.

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‘The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested,’ Djokovic said in a statement.

‘My result is positive just as is Jelena’s, while our children’s are negative.

‘Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. Our tournament meant to united 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.

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