Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirusTop-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic.
Raising questions about the full-fledged return of tennis, including the U.S. Open planned for August, Djokovic is the fourth player to come down with Covid-19 after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia.
The others were three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.
"We believed the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons," Djokovic said in a posting on social media Tuesday. "We were wrong and it was too soon."
The rest of his Adria Tour, which was supposed to head to Bosnia next, was called off.