"We were wrong": The current best player in the world, according to ATP rankings organized a tennis tournament called Adria Tour in Serbia, Croacia, Montenegro y Bosnia-Herzegovina with players like German Alexander Zverev, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Austrian Dominic Thiem. After the exhibition tournament, that hosted also friendly soccer and basketball matches, some COVID-19 new cases were confirmed.
The 33-year-old tennis player, current world number 1, insisted on Twitter: “We were wrong and it was too soon. I can't express how sorry I am for this and all cases of infection”.
From hugging his teammates, not respecting social distancing, not using face masks, he did everything wrong concerning hygiene and protocol measures.
After that course, Djokovic tested positive, as did his colleagues Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki. The tests also marked the presence of the virus in coach Kristijan Groh, who handles the Bulgarian player, and in Novak's physical trainer Marko Paniki.
NBA player for the Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic also contracted the virus after meeting with Djokovic for an event.