Novak Djokovic says he tested positive for coronavirus

23 June 2020 - 14:44 By AFP
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic serves the ball to Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki during their single match at a charity exhibition hosted by Djokovic, on June 13, 2020 in Belgrade.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic serves the ball to Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki during their single match at a charity exhibition hosted by Djokovic, on June 13, 2020 in Belgrade.
Image: Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP

Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic said on Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Djokovic joins a slew of other infected players who took part in an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.

"Novak Djokovic tested positive for a virus Covid-19," read a statement from his staff.

"He is not showing any symptoms," it added.

Grigor Dimitrov said on Sunday he has tested positive for coronavirus after pulling out of an exhibition tournament which also featured world number one Novak Djokovic.

"I want to reach out and let my fans and friends know that I tested positive back in Monaco for Covid-19," world number 19 Dimitrov wrote on Instagram.

"I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am back home now and recovering."

Last weekend, Dimitrov, 29, took part in the Adria Tour event in Belgrade with Djokovic, world number three Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, ranked seventh.

He also played in the second leg of the Balkans tournament in Zadar on Croatia's Adriatic coast on Saturday.




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