Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena test positive for COVID-19
Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number 1 tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19
Tennis player Novak Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus. He has become the fourth player to test COVID-19 positive from the Adria tournament.
Djokovic revealed that he and his wife, Jelena, had both tested positive for Covid-19. They took the test immediately after returning to Belgrade from Zadar in Croatia.
In the statement, Djokovic said, "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".
In Tuesday’s statement, Djokovic added, "The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative".
"Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region," he went on to say.
"We organized the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met. Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with," the tennis star stated.