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Your_Pikin 06/26/2020


Djokovic’s coach Ivanisevic tests positive for COVID-19

Croatia’s former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic has made a public announcement saying that he has tested positive for coronavirus just days after attending an exhibition tournament organised by world number one Novak Djokovic, whom he coaches.

“I would like to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I tested positive and ask them to take extra good care of themselves and their loved ones,” Ivanisevic wrote.

“I will continue to self-isolate as I have been doing already.”

“I feel good and I don’t have any symptoms,” the 48-year-old Croat said. He also made it known that he had tested negative twice in the past 10 days.

Goran Ivanišević is a Croatian former professional tennis player and current tennis coach. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. 

Ivanisevic happens to be part of world number one Djokovic’s coaching team and was also the director of the now-abandoned Adria Tour which led to several top players becoming infected with the coronavirus.

Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive after taking part in the second leg of the event held in Zadar, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, last Sunday.

Players had embraced across the net, played basketball and even danced in a nightclub the week in the first leg played in Belgrade.

Djokovic received criticisms for hosting the charity tournament.

On Tuesday he had issued an unstinting apology for the now-cancelled Adria Tour, where social distancing was minimal and matches were played in front of thousands of fans.

The 33-year-old Serbian has said he is “so deeply sorry” that the tournament “caused harm”.

The wife Jelena has also tested positive after the couple travelled back from Croatia to Belgrade to be tested.

This a timely warning to all those who go about spreading false rumours about the virus not being in existence. Covid 19 is just as real as your existence. You don't know who is infected so it is best for us to sit home and keep safe.

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Source: opera.com
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Top Comments
ElizabethObigwe · 06/27/2020
hope he recovers soon
Okeke_Precious · 06/27/2020
I pray he doesn't die
Okeke_Precious · 06/27/2020
My own Coach?

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