Judy Murray: I initially thought it's great that world No. 1 organized charity event



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Judy Murray: I initially thought it's great that world No. 1 organized charity event

Former British Fed Cup Team Captain Judy Murray is looking forward to entering the "new normal life" as she underlines people will have to act responsibly once the government eases restrictions. Murray was excited about the Adria Tour -- an event that was founded by world No.

1 Novak Djokovic -- but she quickly lost interest after seeing how it all looked at the event. The Adria Tour events in Belgrade and Zadar featured packed crowds, while players shook hands and hugged. But the Adria Tour organizers said they strictly followed the measures issued by the governments in Serbia and Croatia.

"And while many of us will be excited about returning to a “new normal”, when I saw how many guidelines were set to be relaxed in the coming weeks, I couldn’t help but feel a little apprehensive. After living with strict rules for so long, the sudden change (not to mention freedom) will be a bit of a shock to the system," Murray said in her contribution post for The Sunday Times.

"As I’ve said before, it only takes one crowded beach or large gathering for a surge in transmissions to take us right back to where we started – something which became very apparent after Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour event, which was held earlier this month.

"I initially thought it was wonderful that the world No. 1 had organised a charity event that would give tennis fans a much-needed boost while official ATP matches were on hold. "But then I saw the videos of crowds not social distancing, players hugging at the end of their matches, and some competitors even enjoying close contact basketball games and a spot of nightclubbing in their free time."

Judy Murray wasn't surprised by the outcome

A total of four players who participated at the Adria Tour -- including Djokovic himself -- tested positive for the coronavirus. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki were the remaining three participants that tested positive.

"The behaviour all seemed very risky and as a result I wasn’t at all surprised to hear that four players had tested positive for coronavirus. First Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki and two trainers revealed they had Covid-19, and then it was announced Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, had also fallen ill. And there are bound to be even more people who we won’t hear about in the headlines," Judy Murray added.