Novak Djokovic, the men’s entire world range one particular tennis participant, has tested constructive for COVID-19.
- 4 major men’s tennis gamers have now examined positive for COVID-19 following actively playing activities in Europe
- World selection a single Novak Djokovic is the most recent optimistic test, his wife also has the virus
- Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has strike out at Djokovic and other gamers in a tweet criticising their “stupidity”
Croatia’s Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and fellow Serb Viktor Troicki have beforehand analyzed positive just after playing in Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament in the Balkan area.
Djokovic to start with played an function in Belgrade and then yet another in Zadar, Croatia.
His spouse also tested positive, as did the spouse of Troicki, who is currently pregnant.
“The minute we arrived in Belgrade we went to be examined. My final result is favourable, just as Jelena’s, though the final results of our children are negative,” Djokovic mentioned in a statement.
Djokovic, who has in the past expressed an anti-vaccination stance, has been criticised for organising the exhibition functions and bringing in gamers from other international locations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
That criticism continued on Tuesday night when Australian star Nick Kyrgios weighed in.
The Australian Environment selection 40 — who has a heritage of clashing with the Serb — has been vocal about the tournaments that have been performed and criticised those enjoying them.
Kyrgios tweeted his thoughts complete with a video that allegedly showed Djokovic and other gamers partying in Serbia just after the exhibition event.
“Prayers up to all the gamers that have contracted Covid-19. Never @ me for everything I’ve accomplished that has been ‘irresponsible’ or categorised as ‘stupidity’ — this usually takes the cake,” Kyrgios tweeted.
At the tournaments he played there have been no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country, yet Djokovic defended keeping the functions.
“All the things we did in the earlier thirty day period, we did with a pure heart and honest intentions,” Djokovic claimed.
“Our event intended to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion in the course of the region.
“It was all borne with a philanthropic notion, to immediate all elevated money in the direction of people today in have to have and it warmed my coronary heart to see how everyone strongly responded to this.
The statement explained Djokovic was showing no signs and he has claimed he will remain in self-isolation for 14 times.
He also apologised to anybody who grew to become infected as a outcome of the sequence.