Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus amid Adria Tour criticism

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has tested positive for controversy.

It comes with the Serbian star under-fire over his Adria Tour event, after which Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive for Covid-19.

Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, has also tested positive after the pair were tested upon their arrival back in Belgrade on Monday.

They received confirmation that, despite not showing any symptoms, they had both tested positive on Tuesday.

Both of their children’s tests returned negative results.

Djokovic has been heavily criticised for the Adria Tour

World No.1 Djokovic has been holding an event in firstly in Belgrade and then in Zadar, Croatia, at the weekend.

Bulgaria’s Dimitrov played Croatia’s Coric on Saturday, before both posted positive tests.

Croatia eased its lockdown measures before the event, meaning players were not obliged to observe social distancing rules and were seen embracing at the net at the end of their matches.

Pictures on the tournament’s social media site from Friday showed Dimitrov playing basketball with Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic, while he also put his arm around Coric before their match.

Australian star Nick Kyrgios declared it was a “bone-headed decision” to play the event

And Britain’s Dan Evans says Djokovic – president of the ATP Player Council – has some questions to answer.

“Put it this way, I don’t think you should be having a players’ party and then dancing all over each other.

“He should feel some responsibility in his event and how it’s transpired.”

In a statement, Djokovic said: “Everything we did, we did with a pure heart.”

There will be more to follow.


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