Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

Sports Desk
24 June 2020, Wed
Published: 09:29

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

World's number one in men's tennis, Novak Djokovic, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia.

The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Serbia's capital, Belgrade, and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive.

"The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena's, while the results of our children are negative," Djokovic said in a statement on Tuesday.

Those who tested positive for COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, after the tour includes: Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki and his pregnant wife, Djokovic's coach Marko Paniki, Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov and his coach Christian Grob, as well as Croatian tennis player Borna Coric.

There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.

Djokovic, who showed no symptoms, said he would remain in self-isolation for 14 days and also apologized to anyone who became infected as a result of the series.