Novak Djokovic and Wife Test Positive for CCP virus

BELGRADE, Serbia—Novak Djokovic tested positive for the CCP virus on June 23 after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia.

The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive.

“The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelenas, while the results of our children are negative,” Djokovic said in a statement.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena arrive for the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards, on Feb. 18, 2019. (Claude Paris/AP)

Djokovic has been criticized for organizing the tournament and bringing in players from other countries amid the pandemic caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

Viktor Troicki said Tuesday that he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus, while Grigor Dimitrov, a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist from Bulgaria, said Sunday he tested positive. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar, and said Monday he has also tested positive.

There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country, and Djokovic and other players were seen hugging each other and partying in night clubs and restaurants after the matches.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia Adria Tour
Novak Djokovic of Serbia Adria Tour
Serbias Novak Djokovic (C) poses with volunteers and players after the Adria Tour charity tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 14, 2020. (Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo)

“Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions,” Djokovic said. “Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.”

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