Top-positioned tennis star Novak Djokovic tried positive for the coronavirus after he participated in a display arrangement he composed in Serbia and Croatia.
The Serbian player said in an announcement Tuesday that he is asymptomatic and that his family was additionally tried for the infection. His significant other, Jelena Djokovic, tried positive for the infection while their youngsters' tests were negative.
He is the fourth player to test positive after first playing in the Adria Tour in Belgrade, Serbia and afterward again a weekend ago in Zadar, Croatia.
Djokovic has been condemned for sorting out the competition and getting players from different nations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
"All that we did in the previous month, we did with an unadulterated heart and genuine goals," Djokovic said in his announcement. "Our competition intended to join together and share a message of solidarity and empathy all through the locale."
He said he set up the arrangement when it was accepted that the spread of the infection was easing back.
"Sadly, this infection is as yet present, and it is another reality that we are as yet figuring out how to adapt and live to," he said. "I am trusting things will ease with time so we would all be able to continue experience the manner in which they were."
Djokovic said he will stay in self-disengagement for 14 days and furthermore apologized to any individual who got contaminated because of the arrangement.
Coordinators of the Adria Tour said the third phase of the occasion, booked to held one week from now in Bosnia, has been dropped.
"We were anticipating advancing games and offering money related help to nearby players, just as to the crowd at long last observing Novak Djokovic and different tennis players live, after numerous long stretches of pausing," said the Adria Tour executive, Djordje Djokovic, in an Instagram explanation Tuesday.
"Lamentably, because of the considerable number of occasions that occurred over the most recent couple of days, we have concluded that the most significant thing right presently is to settle the epidemiological circumstance, just as for everybody to recoup."
Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki additionally said Tuesday that he and his pregnant spouse, Aleksandra Troicki, tried positive for the coronavirus. Grigor Dimitrov, from Bulgaria, reported he likewise tried positive.
"I need to ensure any individual who has been in contact with me during these previous days gets tried and avoids potential risk," Dimitrov wrote in an Instagram post. "I am so upset for any mischief I may have caused. I am back home now and recuperating. A debt of gratitude is in order for your help and please remain protected and sound."
Borna Coric played against Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has likewise tried positive. The Croatian competitor said on Instagram that he isn't indicating side effects.
There were no social separating measures saw at the matches in either nation where the show was played, and Djokovic and different players were seen embracing one another and celebrating in night clubs and eateries after the matches.