Adria Tour Tournament Director Djordje Djokovic says everyone involved in the Adria Tour feels sorry after receiving the news that Grigor Dimitrov has tested positive for the coronavirus. Dimitrov, ranked at No. 19 in the world, played his opener at the Adria Tour event in Zadar on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulgarian didn't feel well on the court and Borna Coric easily won the match 4-1 4-1. Dimitrov later withdraw from the event and he was replaced by Croatian Nino Serdarusic. "We received information from Grigor's manager that he was tested in Monaco today and that he was positive for the coronavirus.
We are very sorry. We tried to respect, and we did, all the measures issued by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Government of the Republic of Croatia. We have done everything necessary on our part. Unfortunately, Grigor is positive," Djokovic stated, per Blic.
Djokovic says they don't know where Grigor Dimitrov contracted the coronavirus
A total of nine players appeared at the Adria Tour event in Zadar. Besides Dimitrov, Coric and Serdarusic, the Adria Tour event in Zadar also featured Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Marin Cilic, Pedja Krstin and Danilo Petrovic.
"At the moment, we are organizing all health services so that as many people who have been in contact with Grigor get tested. I got in touch with all the players and participants of the Adria Tour, their families and teams, all the volunteers and people involved in the organization.
Absolutely none of them have symptoms. Before coming to Zadar, Grigor was in his country. We don't know if he was infected there, but it is certain that everyone who was in close contact with him will be tested tonight. We are in contact with Grigor and his manager and I am at his disposal for everything and we hope that he will recover quickly and we wish him all the best," Djokovic said.
Dimitrov took to Instagram to announce the news: "Hi Everyone-I want to reach out and let my fans and friends know that I tested positive back in Monaco for Covid-19. I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes the necessary precautions.
I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy." Grigor Dimitrov also played at the Adria Tour event in Belgrade last week.