Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic exams constructive for coronavirus

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Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, who now coaches Novak Djokovic and attended the top-ranked participant’s exhibition collection in Serbia and Croatia, mentioned Friday he has examined constructive for the coronavirus. The Croatian nice, who received his solely Grand Slam title on the All England Club in 2001, wrote on Instagram that he examined constructive after two unfavorable exams within the final 10 days.

“I wish to inform everybody who has been involved with me that I examined constructive and ask them to take additional excellent care of themselves and their family members,” Ivanisevic wrote. “I’ll proceed to self-isolate as I’ve been doing already.”

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Ivanisevic, who mentioned he has no signs, attended the Adria Tour exhibition collection, a charity occasion hosted by Djokovic in Belgrade and on the Adriatic resort of Zadar in Croatia.

Four gamers from these occasions, together with Djokovic and his spouse, have mentioned they’ve the virus. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all mentioned additionally they have it.

Thousands of spectators attended the matches in Belgrade and Zadar, and no social distancing was noticed.

Dominic Thiem, who received the opening occasion in Belgrade on June 14, mentioned Thursday that he has been examined 5 occasions however is unfavorable.

The last for the occasion in Croatia was canceled and subsequent matches in different nations had been additionally referred to as off.

Djokovic, a 17-time Grand Slam champion who has beforehand mentioned he was towards taking a vaccine for the virus even when it grew to become obligatory to journey, mentioned on Tuesday it was “too quickly” to host such an occasion.

The coronavirus outbreak led to the suspension of the ATP and WTA skilled tennis excursions in March. Plans had been introduced final week for the game’s sanctioned occasions to return in August.

But the infections have raised questions in regards to the full-fledged return of aggressive tennis, together with the U.S. Open, which is scheduled to start on Aug. 31 with out spectators. Djokovic has referred to as the principles to maintain everybody protected on the U.S. Open “excessive.”


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