The Number 1 Tennis Player has just been tested positive for the Corona Virus. He announced on Tuesday that he and his wife are tested positive after the exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the Pandemic
The raising questions about the full-fledged return of tennis, including the U.S Open for August, Djokovic is the fourth player tested positive for the Corona Virus.
The other tested positive for the virus are Grand Slam semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki.
“We believed that the tournament met all the health protocols, and our region’s health was in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons,” Djokovic said in a posting on Social Media on Tuesday.’ We were wrong, and it was too soon.”
The rest of his Adria was supposed to head to Bosnia next, was called off.
“Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope with and live with. I hope things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were,” Djokovic said in a statement released earlier. “I am extremely sorry for each case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.”
“This situation is exactly why we have created a comprehensive health and medical plan with the input of our Medical Advisory Group and other experts, which was approved by New York State,” the USTA said in a statement Tuesday that wished the ill players well. “The creation of a controlled U.S. Open environment, including official hotels, transportation, food, medical and safety protocols, enables us to mitigate potential risk and appropriately respond to any issues.”
Djokovic was raising money for the people affected by the epidemic.