Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena test positive for COVID-19
The world no.1 Men's tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have been tested positive for COVID-19. The Serbian confirmed in a statement. Djokovic is the biggest name to test positive for the dreaded virus in the world of tennis.
The statement read, "Novak Djokovic tested positive for a virus COVID-19. He is not showing any symptoms."
However, his children have tested negative for coronavirus.
Djokovic said, "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."
The world no.1 also announced he would remain under self-isolation for 14 days. In his statement, he also said, "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."
Tennis players who took part in Djokovic's Adria Tour exhibition tournament in Balkan have also tested positive for COVID-19. Along with Viktor Troicki and his pregnant wife, three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov also tested positive for coronavirus. Borna Coric has also been diagnosed with the virus on Monday.
Novack said, "We organised the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met. Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with."
Belgrade saw a packed stadium on the first day of the tournament, which was meant to be played in different countries.
The ATP wished a speedy recovery for tested players and requested, "strict adherence to responsible social distancing."