Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov revealed on Sunday that he tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the cancellation of an exhibition tournament in Croatia in which world number one Novak Djokovic was due to play in the final.
In response, Djokovic underwent a coronavirus test and was awaiting the result on Monday.
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Dimitrov, number 19 in the ranking and three times
semifinalist in Grand Slam tournaments, is the most renowned tennis player
infected with the virus.
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Goran Ivanisevic, one of the coaches of
Djokovic said the news of Dimitrov’s positive was “shocking” and that
“Now everyone will have to undergo tests.”
Dimitrov said he reported his condition
because “I want to make sure” that those who have been in contact with me during
the last few days undergo a test. ”
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“I am very sorry for the damage that I could have caused”,
The Bulgarian participated the week in the stop
Serbia from the so-called Adria Tour, an exhibition tour organized by
Criticism arose for non-compliance with
social distancing in the exhibition, contested with stands full of
public in Serbia, where the government lifted most of the restrictions
from the virus last month.
The link occurred on Saturday at Sa Fortalesa, a farm located in Pollença, north of the island of Mallorca.
Dimitrov also played against Borna Coric on
Saturday in Zadar, seaside resort on the Adriatic coast in Croatia, Saturday
inside the second stop of the tour. After the match Dimitrov complained
In his message on Instagram, he indicated that the
Test in Monaco.
Organizers reported Sunday that the
exhibition was canceled. The Serbian Djokovic was going to measure against the Russian
Andrey Rublev in the final.
In addition to Djokovic, other prominent players
participated in the events, with Dominic Thiem in Belgrade and Alexander Zverev
in both tournaments.