Tuesday, 23 June 2020 18:17

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World No.1 Novak Djokovic is among four players who have tested positive for COVID-19 following their participation in the Adria Tour, an exhibition series.

Djokovic confirmed that he and his wife Jelena had tested positive for the virus.

Grigor Dimitrov,Borna Coric and Vikto Troicki who also played in the series, which has made stops in Belgrade, Serbia, and Zadar, Croatia, have also tested positive.  

Djokovic said in a statement: "We organised the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the tour had been met... I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone's health situation and that everyone will be fine."

Djokovic said that he would self-isolate for the next 14 days and that he would have another test in five days.

The ATP said in a statement,it wishes a complete and quick recovery for the ATP players and members of their staff who tested positive for COVID-19 following involvement in the Adria Tour exhibition tournament. The ATP continues to urge strict adherence to responsible social distancing and health and safety guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.

In planning for the resumption of the ATP Tour season from 14 August, ATP and other stakeholders have made exhaustive plans to mitigate risks through a variety of precautions and protocols to be implemented at ATP events. We continue to plan and adjust these precautions and protocols according to latest medical information and prioritise safety in assessing every decision.

Source:ATP Tour.