‘Deeply sorry’ Novak Djokovic apologises for internet hosting tennis occasion ‘too quickly’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

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World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who examined optimistic for Covid-19, apologised by saying he was “deeply sorry” for internet hosting an exhibition Tennis event ‘too quickly’. Djokovic, the fourth tennis participant after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki to check optimistic for Covid-19 additionally admitted that he and organisers “have been incorrect” to go forward with the occasion.

Djokovic’s health coach Marco Panichi and Dimitrov’s coach Christian Groh have additionally examined optimistic.

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“The second we arrived in Belgrade we went to be examined,” Djokovic stated in an announcement on Tuesday, including that he was not exhibiting any signs. “My result’s optimistic, simply as Jelena’s (spouse), whereas the outcomes of our kids are unfavorable.

“I’m extraordinarily sorry for every particular person case of an infection. I hope that it’s going to not complicate anybody’s well being scenario and that everybody can be high-quality. I’ll stay in self-isolation for the subsequent 14 days, and repeat the take a look at in 5 days.”


“We believed the event met all well being protocols and the well being of our area appeared in good situation to lastly unite individuals for philanthropic causes.

“We have been incorrect and it was too quickly.”

The organisers stated that the rest of the Adria Tour had been cancelled, the two-day occasion on July 3-Four in Banja Luka, Bosnia and the deliberate exhibition match with Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in Sarajevo on July 5.

Serbia has 13,092 registered manifestations and 263 lifeless as a result of pandemic however each Serbia and Croatia eased lockdown measures weeks earlier than the event and gamers weren’t obliged to look at social distancing guidelines in both nation.

The event witnessed packed stands throughout the opening leg in Belgrade, gamers hugging on the web, enjoying basketball, posing for photos and attending press conferences collectively.

Djokovic, 33, organised nights out in Belgrade for the gamers and photos and movies of him dancing with the opposite contributors at his occasion have been posted on social media.

“Prayers as much as all of the gamers which have contracted Covid- 19,” stated Nick Kyrgios, retweeting a video of the gamers dancing shirtless in Belgrade.

(With Reuters inputs)


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