Novak Djokovic, the lads’s world primary tennis participant, has examined constructive for COVID-19, he mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

Croatia’s Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Viktor Troicki have beforehand examined constructive after enjoying in Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition event within the Balkan area.

“The second we arrived in Belgrade we went to be examined,” the 33-year-old mentioned in an announcement, noting that he was not exhibiting any signs. “My result’s constructive, simply as Jelena’s [his wife], whereas the outcomes of our kids are detrimental.

“I’m extraordinarily sorry for every particular person case of an infection. I hope that it’s going to not complicate anybody’s well being scenario and that everybody might be wonderful. I’ll stay in self-isolation for the subsequent 14 days, and repeat the take a look at in 5 days.”

The event witnessed packed stands throughout the opening leg in Belgrade, gamers hugging on the web, enjoying basketball, posing for footage and attending press conferences collectively.

Djokovic organized nights out in Belgrade for the gamers, and footage and movies of him dancing with the opposite contributors at his occasion had been posted on social media.

With each Serbia and Croatia easing lockdown measures weeks earlier than the occasion, gamers weren’t obliged to watch bodily distancing guidelines in both nation.

Tour aimed to boost funds for gamers in want

Djokovic mentioned the concept behind his event was noble and he needed to boost funds for gamers in want.

“Every part we did prior to now month, we did with a pure coronary heart and honest intentions,” mentioned Djokovic, who can also be the top of the gamers council of the lads’s ATP Tour. “Our event meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion all through the area.

“The tour has been designed to assist each established and up and coming tennis gamers from southeastern Europe to achieve entry to some aggressive tennis whereas the varied excursions are on maintain because of the COVID-19 scenario.”

A following assertion confirmed that the rest of the Adria Tour had been cancelled: the two-day occasion on July three and four in Banja Luka, Bosnia and the deliberate exhibition match with Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in Sarajevo on July 5.

“We’re extraordinarily disillusioned to should cancel the occasions in Banja Luka and Sarajevo,” mentioned Novak’s brother Djordje Djokovic, the director of the Adria Tour.

“We had been wanting ahead to treating followers in these two cities to watching Novak Djokovic and different prime gamers. Sadly, the latest occasions make everybody’s speedy restoration a prime precedence.”

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