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Novak Djokovic and Wife Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Novak Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he and his wife have COVID-19 after he played in a series of exhibition matches in Serbia and Croatia.

Djokovic is the fourth player to test positive for the virus following participation in the matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia.

The others players who came down with the virus were Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.

“Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were,” said Djokovic in a statement on Tuesday. “I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.”

The US Open is scheduled to begin on Aug. 31, but without spectators. The French Open (postponed from May) is supposed to begin on Sept. 27.

Djokovic, who reportedly is not showing symptoms of COVID-19, mentioned he will stay in self-isolation for 14 days.

 

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