World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19

World No. 1 Tennis player Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19
Belgrade – Novak Djokovic, the world number one in men’s tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19, the player confirmed on Tuesday.

His wife Jelena also contracted the virus while their children are negative.

The test results of the tennis star came back positive days after Croatia's Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Viktor Troicki have tested positive after playing in Djokovic's Adria Tour exhibition tournament, which was held in Balkan region

The player in a statement said: "I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone's health situation and that everyone will be fine. I will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days, and repeat the test in five days."

During the tournament, players had not observed social distancing as they were spotted hugging, posing for pictures and holding pressers together.

Talking about the event, Djokovic said: "Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions".

"Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region,” he added.

"The Tour has been designed to help both established and up and coming tennis players from South-Eastern Europe to gain access to some competitive tennis while the various tours are on hold due to the COVID-19 situation."