Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki has tested positive for the coronavirus, per Sasa Ozmo of Sport Klub. The 34-year-old's wife also tested positive but fortunately their young daughter tested negative for the coronavirus.
On Sunday evening, Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov announced on his Instagram account that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Viktor Troicki has tested positive for coronavirus. — Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) June 22, 2020
Over this past weekend, Dimitrov participated at the Adria Tour event in Zadar. A week earlier, 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion Dimitrov participated in the first leg of the Adria Tour event in Belgrade. Troicki, a former world No.
12, also played at the Adria Tour event in Belgrade. On Monday morning, Croatian tennis star Borna Coric -- who played against Dimitrov this past Saturday -- also announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus. The rest of players that took part at the Adria Tour event in Zadar -- all except Novak Djokovic -- were tested on Sunday night in Zadar.
Two-time ATP champion Coric was the only player who tested positive.
Viktor Troicki last played on Wednesday
Troicki, now ranked at No. 184 in the world, didn't impress at the Adria Tour event in Belgrade as he lost each of his three matches played.
Troicki suffered a straight-set loss against world No. 1 Djokovic in his opener, before he was also beaten in two sets by seventh-ranked Alexander Zverev. In his last match played at the tournament, Troicki lost to fellow compatriot Filip Krajinovic -- also in two sets.
Despite the losses, Troicki was a happy man as he told Sport Klub at the time: "It was emotional to play in Belgrade against Nole, who is one of my closest friends. I felt nerves, I played a bit tight during the match but it's never easy to play against a great champion like Djokovic.
I didn't play like I envisioned it before the match. "But I fought. The occasion is nice, a wonderful ambient, a great organization, I'm happy to see so many fans who have come to support the whole event. Nice emotions, really.
"My daughter watched me for the first time. I'm more than happy that I have participated in the event." A day after finishing his campaign at the Adria Tour, Troicki moved to the nearby Tipsarevic Academy for the Eastern European Championship.
Viktor Troicki beat Boris Butulija in his opener at the event, before picking up back-to-back losses against Ricardas Berankis and Luka Pavlovic.