Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has posted a note on his social media as he has once again said that he regrets the events that happened at the Adria Tour. A total of four players who participated at the Adria Tour tested positive for the coronavirus and 17-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic was one of them.
"Hi everyone. We are back in Belgrade and I've tested positive for COVID-19 as well as Jelena. The kids have tested negative. We will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days and repeat the test in 5 days," Djokovic said in a note posted on his Twitter account.
"I'm so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm. Everything the organizers and I did the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. We believed the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite for philanthropic reasons.
We were wrong and it was too soon. I can't express how sorry I'm for this and every case of infection. "If you attended Adria Tour or were around any attendees please get tested and practice social distancing. For those in Belgrade and Zadar, we will be sharing health resources in the immediate future.
The rest of the tournament has been cancelled and we will remain focused on all those who have been affected. I pray for everyone's full recovery."
Novak Djokovic made the final but it was called off
The first leg of the Adria Tour took place in Belgrade from June 13-14, while the second leg of the event was staged this past weekend in Zadar.
Grigor Dimitrov, the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion, tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday evening after playing in both Adria Tour events. After finishing his campaign in Belgrade, Dimitrov briefly returned to Bulgaria before he arrived to Zadar.
World No. 19 Dimitrov played his opener in Zadar on Saturday afternoon and he ended up losing easily to Borna Coric after feeling unwell on the court. The Bulgarian pulled out from his Saturday evening clash and the following day he withdrew from the event and returned to his home in Monaco.
Just less than an hour before the Adria Tour final between Djokovic and Andrey Rublev, Dimitrov announced on his Instagram account that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. The Adria Tour organizers didn't want to risk anything further so they called off the final and the same night all the players except Djokovic -- who returned to Belgrade. Novak Djokovic didn't make it past the group stage at the Adria Tour event in Belgrade.