Novak Djokovic ‘extremely sorry’ after testing positive to coronavirus

Novak Djokovic, the men’s world range 1 tennis player, tested good for COVID-19 on Tuesday and then apologised to all people who contracted the virus after taking part in in a match he organised in Serbia and Croatia.

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, Croatia’s Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki have beforehand tested optimistic after playing in Adria Tour exhibition match in the Balkan location prior to Mr Djokovic confirmed he and his wife Jelena had returned optimistic assessments pursuing the event in Badar, Croatia, while their kids have not.

Djokovic’s exercise mentor Marco Panichi and Dimitrov’s mentor Christian Groh have also examined beneficial.

Djokovic now admits he was wrong to organise the Adria Tour activities.

Serbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic touches arms with Olga Danilovic throughout their blended doubles match.


In a tweeted assertion later on on Tuesday, Djokovic reported he and his wife are at the moment asymptomatic and will self-isolate.

“I am so deeply sorry our match has brought about harm,” he claimed.

“All the things the organisers and I did the earlier thirty day period, we did with a pure coronary heart and sincere intentions.

“We thought the tournament met all health and fitness protocols and the health and fitness of our location appeared in great circumstances to eventually unite men and women for philanthropic explanations.

“We were being erroneous and it was way too quickly. I won’t be able to express plenty of how sorry I am for this and each situation of an infection.”

It adopted an before assertion in which the 33-year-previous all over again apologised.

“I am particularly sorry for every single personal circumstance of an infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health and fitness condition and that every person will be fine,” it explained.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios issued one more withering condemnation after already expressing going ahead with the match was a “boneheaded conclusion” in a tweet on Monday.

But with movie footage rising on social media of the Serb dancing in a nightclub with some of the other event players, Mr Kyrgios enable rip on Twitter once more pursuing Djokovic’s announcement on Tuesday.

“Prayers up to all the gamers that have contracted Covid- 19,” Kyrgios explained, retweeting a video clip of the players dancing shirtless in Belgrade.

“Really don’t @ me for nearly anything I’ve completed that has been ‘irresponsible’ or categorized as ‘stupidity’ – this can take the cake.”

The organisers reported that the remainder of the Adria Tour had been cancelled, the two-day function on July 3-4 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and the prepared exhibition match with Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in Sarajevo on 5 July.

The match featured packed stands through the opening leg in Belgrade, gamers hugging at the net, actively playing basketball, posing for shots and attending press conferences jointly.

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