Coronavirus: Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19
Novak Djokovic, the world's number 1, tested positive for coronavirus.
The 33-year-old and his wife Jelena gave positive tests in Belgrade after returning from the shortened Adriatic tour, while his children gave negative tests.
The 17-time Grand Slam individual champion is asymptomatic and will now isolate for 14 days.
"When we arrived in Belgrade, we were tested. My result is positive, just like Jelena, while our children's results are negative," said a statement from Djokovic via the Adria Tour Instagram account.
"Everything we have done in the past month has been done with a pure heart and sincere intentions. Our tournament should unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion across the region.
"The tour was developed to give both established and emerging tennis players from Southeast Europe access to competitive tennis, while the various tours are interrupted due to the COVID 19 situation.
"It was all born with a philanthropic idea to direct all the funds raised to people in need, and it warmed my heart to see how strongly everyone reacted to it."
Djokovic was a driving force behind the creation of the Adria Tour, which was held in front of a large audience in Serbia and Croatia, and where players saw handshakes despite concerns about social distance.
However, the final between Djokovic and Andrey Rublev was canceled when Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for COVID-19 and Borna Coric later confirmed that he too had been infected with coronavirus.
Viktor Troicki, who took part in the tournament in Belgrade, and his wife also tested positive for the virus.
The decision to hold the event during the pandemic was criticized by tour players like Nick Kyrgios and Dan Evans, while longtime rival and friend Andy Murray described the fallout as "a lesson for us all".
"We organized the tournament at the moment the virus was weakened and we are convinced that the conditions for hosting the tour have been met," said Djokovic.
"Unfortunately, this virus is still there and it is a new reality that we are still learning to deal with and live with.
"I hope things will relax over time so that we can all start life the way it was.
"I am very sorry for every single case of infection. I hope that this does not make anyone's health situation more difficult and that everyone is doing well.
"I will stay in self-isolation for the next 14 days and repeat the test in five days."
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