Coric and Dimitrov apologise after testing positive for coronavirus during Djokovic's event

Coric and Dimitrov apologise after testing positive for coronavirus during Djokovic's event

"Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the "exhibition", Kyrgios posted on Twitter. "This is not a joke".

June 20-21 saw the second leg take place in Zadar, Croatia, but the final was cancelled after news of Dimitrov's positive test. Djokovic had been scheduled to play Russia's Andrey Rublev in the final.

Dimitrov, 29, said he was home recovering and apologized for any harm he might have caused.

"Hello everyone, I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19". I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested! I wish everyone who has tested positive a speedy recovery. "Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy", the star wrote on his profile. He pulled out of the tournament following that match after feeling unwell.

With the professional tennis tour suspended until mid-August because of the coronavirus pandemic, some big names, including world number three Dominic Thiem, former US Open champion Marin Cilic and Germany's Alexander Zverev, were competing in the Adria Tour - a four-weekend regional tournament.

It remains to be seen whether the positive Covid-19 tests for Dimitrov and Coric will have an impact on the plans for tennis to return in 2020.

Djokovic's team said he has returned to Serbia and was tested there, while the event has been canceled.

"Those who were in contact with Grigor will be tested". But despite Djokovic's close contact with COVID-positive people, Djokovic has elected to not be tested. "Since we do not want to risk, we chose to cancel the final match".

Both the tennis stars had taken part in the charity tennis tournament organised by Novak Djokovic.

There have been handshakes and hugs.

After Dimitrov's announcement, Djokovic flew to Belgrade to get tested.

The Adria Tour, organised to fill the gap in the virus-hit tennis calendar which has been on ice since mid-March, played out to a daily crowd of 4,000 fans at Djokovic's tennis centre on the banks of the Danube in Belgrade last week.

And then onwards to others.

Austrian Thiem, the current men's number three, is now playing in France in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS), which is co-owned by Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

The Adria Tour released a statement on Sunday, claiming it followed all safety measures.

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