Tennis World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus upon his arrival in Belgrade, Serbia. His wife has tested positive too.
World no. 1 Novak Djokovic has confirmed he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
After this arrival in Belgrade, Novak was tested along with this support team and family members. His wife Jelena has also tested positive. But fortunately, their children have tested negative in the results.
Djokovic had hosted the Adria Tour, a series of exhibition events to get match fitness back ahead of the ATP tour resumption. Players including Grigor Dimitrov, Boran Coric, and Victor Troicki tested positive for the virus. Apart from this, Novak’s fitness coach and Dimitrov’s coach also received the bad news.
Novak Djokovic’s statement on testing positive for coronavirus
Novak has released a statement confirming the outcome.
“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.”
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.”
Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena tested positive for coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/xehb3CHEc5
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) June 23, 2020
I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were.I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection.
I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s heath 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.”
Will Novak be forced to step down as Players’ council President?
Djokovic has received a lot of criticism all across the board for the Adria Tour. There are reports he might be asked to step from his role at the Player’s Council.
The ATP season is in jeopardy after this news. The US and French Open majors were due to take place later this year. It remains to be seen if the organizers still go ahead with it.