World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has arrived to the capital city of Bosnia with his family as on Monday he was spotted on a popular tourist destination in Sarajevo, Trebevic Mountain. Djokovic, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, tested positive for the coronavirus on June 23 but he and his wife Jelena were showing no symptoms before testing negative when they were re-tested.
Djokovic and his wife tested negative before their 14-day self isolation expired but still they wanted to complete their period of self isolation. Last week, the 33-year-old Serb returned to the practice courts in Belgrade and now he is taking a few days off for a family vacation.
Per Klix, this year's Australian Open champion Djokovic will stay in Sarajevo until Wednesday as he is planning to also visit the Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun in Visoko.
Djokovic hoped he would play an exhibition match in Sarajevo
Djokovic's Adria Tour ended on the most unfortunate way as the final of the Adria Tour event in Zadar was called off after it was announced that Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for the coronavirus.
After the tests of Djokovic, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also came back as positive, the Adria Tour organizers had no options but to cancel the rest of the Adria Tour. The final stop of the Adria Tour was supposed to be Sarajevo, where Djokovic was scheduled to meet top-ranked Bosnian Damir Dzumhur on July 5.
Three-time ATP champion Dzumhur was extremely excited about the match and he didn't hide his disappointment after it was announced the match wouldn't be taking place. "I'm sorry that the Adria Tour was not organized in Sarajevo, unfortunately, the coronavirus entered this tournament and it was inevitable to postpone it.
I had a great desire, as did Novak, we are still in contact and I am sure that soon and if there is an opportunity and time, Novak will suggest something similar again. This was an ideal opportunity, but it's a pity that it didn't happen in the end, certainly it would have been a big thing for Sarajevo and Bosnian tennis, but it didn't happen," Dzumhur told reporters in Sarajevo over a week ago, as quoted on Klix.
Djokovic started the season with 18 wins and zero losses, claimed three titles in the process, and he will be hoping to continue his strong form once the season resumes.