BELGRADE – In the end Novak Djokovic is also positive for coronavirus. After the tennis players Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric, the organizer of the Adria Tour also underwent the buffer in Belgrade and tested positive at Covid-19.
This was announced by his staff, who states: "He does not experience any symptoms".
According to Serbian media reports, Kristijan Groh, coach of Dimitrov's team, and Marco Panichi, Djokovic's Italian athletic trainer, would also be positive. They too had participated in the open door tournament organized by Djokovic.
Coronavirus, not only Djokovic: Dimitrov and Coric are also positive
Just a few days ago the Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov had communicated to his team that he was positive. Same announcement by the Croatian Borna Coric and Serbian Viktor Troicki.
After taking part in the Adria Tour the Bulgarian tennis player announced that he had tested positive: “I want to make sure that all those who have come in contact with me over the past few days are aware of the situation so that they can be tested and take the necessary precautions. I'm sorry for the damage that I may have done to all of you. I went home and I am recovering. Thanks for your support, stay healthy, "he wrote on Twitter.
And it was precisely against Dimitrov that Coric had played in Zadar, Croatia, as part of the Adria Tour, a series of exhibition tournaments in the Balkans promoted by Djokovic.
Covid, Adria Tour in the sights
Besides Coric, the other positives are Djokovic's trainer, the Italian Marco Panichi, Dimitrov's coach, Kristijan Groh, and Viktor Troicki.
Today the news of Dokovic's positivity. Dominic Thiem, however, has made it known that he underwent the test for Covid-19 after returning to Austria last week and was negative.
Despite Djordje Djokovic (brother of Novak) and Goran Ivanisevic (coach of Novak), respectively director of the Adria Tour and the stage of Zadar, have confirmed that the organization has respected the rules established by the protocols of Serbia and Croatia, mount the controversy.
There had already been criticisms last week for the stage of the Tour in Belgrade where, as the many images circulating on the web also show, no distances had been prepared between participants, staff or spectators, very few wore masks, the stands were crowded and the ball boys handed the towels without wearing gloves.
In addition, contacts were seen with handshakes and hugs between the athletes with lots of final group photos all piled together.
Not to mention the disco party on Sunday evening, in which some amateur videos portray players dancing bare-chested side by side.
The controversy also arises from the fact that the organizers of the Belgrade event did not violate any health regulations imposed by the Serbian authorities, whose local coronavirus prevention laws are mild. (Sources: Agi, YouTube)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano