Djokovic’s charity tennis tournament throws up more cases of COVID-19!

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The recent charity tennis tournament named Adria Tour hosted in Belgrade, Serbia saw some big names of the tennis competing each other for two days. From Novak Djokovic to the likes of Marin Čilić, Dominic Thiem were seen at the event. However, it was a misfortune for Grigor Dimitrov, the Bulgarian tennis icon who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. Now, Croatian tennis star Borna Ćorić, who also took part in the tournament, is the second positive case from the charity event.

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Ćorić played the second leg of the event against Dimitrov, the world no. 19 who confirmed contracting COVID-19 via a post on Instagram on Sunday. He decided to forfeit from the tournament after what felt like an illness from the sun’s heat and physical stress, actually turned out to be a positive case of the virus.

Ćorić was the one eliminating Dimitrov 4-1, 4-1 on Saturday in the tournament that did not follow any necessary restrictions or medical guidelines. After the cancellation of the final match between  Djokovic and Rublev, Ćorić joins up his recent opponent as the two COVID-19 cases from the event.

However, unlike Dimitrov, Ćorić did not show any symptoms. yesterday, the world no. 33 took to social media to reveal the news.

“Hi everyone, I wanted to inform you all that I tested positive for COVID-19. I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested!” Ćorić said on Twitter on Monday.

“I am really sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am feeling well and don’t have any symptoms. Please stay safe and healthy. Lot of love to all!” the Croat added.

Djordje Djokovic, the younger brother of the world no. 1 Serbian was the director of the charity tournament, and has confirmed that all participants of the event will undergo testing.

“After receiving the news, we took all the measures stipulated by the Croatian government and everyone who has had any contact with Grigor will be tested,” Djordje said on Sunday.

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