The Adria Tour organizers have released a statement following the news that Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday evening. The group matches of the Adria Tour event in Zadar finished around 6:30 PM on Sunday and the final was scheduled to start at 8 PM.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and rising Russian star Andrey Rublev were scheduled to face off in the final of the Adria Tour event in Zadar. Instead of Djokovic and Rublev, Adria Tour event in Zadar Tournament Director Goran Ivanisevic came to the court and announced that world No.
19 Dimitrov tested positive for the coronavirus. Ivanisevic, the coach of Djokovic, announced the final was cancelled due to precautionary reasons. Shortly after, the Adria Tour organizers released a detailed statement on Instagram.
The organizers insisted that the event didn't breach any epidemiological measures issued by the governments in Serbia and Croatia. "The Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov has tested positive for COVID 19. A positive test was confirmed to him tonight in Monaco.
As a precaution and to protect the health of all participants and visitors, the organisers of Adria Team have decided to cancel the Grand Finale of the tennis spectacle planned for tonight," the Adria Tour organizers said in a statement released.
"At all times we have strictly followed the epidemiological measures in place with the countries where the Adria Tour was organised.
None of the people involved in the organisation and who have been in contact with Grigor have any symptoms. However, we are in close contact with health authorities in order to insure that all people who were in contact with Grigor Dimitrov will be tested tonight.
Since we do not want to risk, we decided to cancel the Final match. The concert of Peter Graso, which was supposed to take place after the final match, was also canceled. For the organizers of the Adria Tour, the health of all participants and visitor comes first."
Dimitrov played in both Adria Tour events
Dimitrov, the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion, also participated at the Adria Tour event in Belgrade a week ago. The Bulgarian kicked off his Adria Tour campaign in Zadar on Saturday afternoon with a straight-set loss against Croatian Borna Coric.
Former world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov didn't feel well during and after his match against Coric so he withdrew from the event and he was replaced by Croatian Nino Serdarusic.