Graffiti death threats have targeted world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Croatia just days after he returned to Serbia following the Adria Tour event in Zadar. On June 21, world No. 19 Grigor Dimitrov announced he tested positive for the coronavirus after returning to his home in Monaco following his withdrawal from the Adria Tour event in Zadar.
Just before the final of the Adria Tour event in Zadar, Dimitrov announced he was positive for the coronavirus and the organizers decided to call off the final between Djokovic and Andrey Rublev. The following day -- Croatian tennis star Borna Coric and former world No.
12 Viktor Troicki -- who also participated at the Adria Tour -- confirmed they were positive for the coronavirus. On June 23, 17-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic announced he and his wife Jelena also tested positive for the coronavirus.
All the players who participated at the Adria Tour event in Zadar -- all except Djokovic -- were tested on the night of June 21. Meanwhile, Djokovic decided to return to Belgrade, where he was tested on June 22. "Djokovic, die.
Our wish is that you die. Greetings from Split. Die,” it read according to RT.com, as revealed on 7News. Split -- where the graffiti threats appeared -- is just 90 minutes down the coast from Zadar.
Novak Djokovic apologized and admitted mistakes were made
After testing positive for the coronavirus, Djokovic said his intentions were "pure" but admitted some mistakes were made and he was sorry for the events that happened.
Djokovic's mother Dijana couldn't believe the hate that proceeded after her son tested positive. "It is terrible and scary what they write, but we are used to it. It was as if they could hardly wait. They are obviously bothered by Novak,” Dijana said.
“We all feel good, as do the two of them. Just because Novak is positive doesn’t mean he’s sick. He is young and healthy man, so it is easier to bear. “After all, I think this virus is coming to an end, so these are just some of the “tails” of the coronavirus and that aren’t as strong as they were at the beginning.
That is why they feel as good as we do”. Record eight-time Australian Open champion Djokovic felt well after testing positive for the coronavirus but he and his wife plan to self quarantine for 14 days.