World number one player Novak Djokovic has become the latest player from the Tennis World to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Serbian star has issued a statement, stating that his wife Jelena and him have tested positive for the deadly virus.
This news has surfaced after Djokovic returned after taking part in an exhibition tennis tournament in Balkan as he became the fourth player after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki to have tested positive of the virus.
Djokovic and his entire family got tested for the COVID-19. However, both he and his wife showed no symptoms of the virus.
BREAKING: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena have tested positive for the coronavirus/COVID-19.
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Djokovic had played against Viktor Troicki, who along with his wife were tested positive of the virus. The former world no. 20 had played against Djokovic during the first part of the two-leg tour.
“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.
The 33-year-old Serbian star was the organizer of the Adria tour, the first leg of which was played in Belgrade, followed by the second leg in Croatia.
Djokovic and his wife will now go for a self-isolation of 14 days and get a retest in the next five days. Luckily, his children have been tested negative of the virus.
The Adria tour saw massive success during the first leg match that saw the stadiums jam-packed in Belgrade. But after the incident, the ATP has now wished a speedy recovery to the players and staff members who were tested positive at the event and they also urged “strict adherence to responsible social distancing“ in order to restrict the spread of the virus.