Djokovic, wife test negative for coronavirus

Tanya Simon
July 4, 2020

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

Thiem has acknowledged tennis players at the Adria Tour made "a mistake" after Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive to COVID-19.

Tennis world No. 1Novak Djokovic, who last week tested positive for coronavirus, donated more than $45,000 to a Serbian town badly affected by the pandemic, local media reported Wednesday.

The couple had been self-isolating for the past 10 days upon returning from Zadar, Croatia, and felt no symptoms of the COVID-19, according to the statement.

Matches on the Adria Tour were staged in crowded stadiums in Belgrade and Zadar.

The world number one's coach Goran Ivanisevic also contracted COVID-19.

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While the event witnessed capacity crowd, there was no social distancing measures as players embraced across the net, played basketball and were spotted dancing in a nightclub in Belgrade.

Djokovic was widely criticized for hosting the tournament.

However, Djokovic, who was heavily criticized for staging the event, issued an apology, saying he was extremely sorry for the harm that had been caused.

Djokovic, through his Novak Djokovic Foundation, donated almost $50,000 to a hospital in the Serbian town of Novi Pazar, where there had been a spate of COVID-19 cases.

Serbia, with a population of about 7 million persons, has registered just about 15,000 coronavirus infections and 281 deaths.

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