Novak Djokovic’s coach, former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, has confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Croatian, who triumphed at the All England Club in 2001, had come out in defence of the Serbian over his organisation of the ill-fated Adria Tour.
The event had to be cancelled after one of the participants, Grigor Dimitrov, confirmed he had tested positive.
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Nažalost, nakon dva negativna testa u posljednjih 10 dana, upravo sam saznao rezultate današnjeg, trećeg testa i on je pozitivan na Covid-19. Osjećam se dobro i nemam nikakvih simptoma. Želim obavijestiti sve koji su bili u kontaktu sa mnom na činjenicu da sam Covid-pozitivan i zamoliti ih da poduzmu sve potrebne korake da zaštite sebe i svoje bližnje. Ja nastavljam s ranije započetom samoizolacijom. Želim svim zaraženima što skoriji oporavak.
Ivanisevic defended Djokovic, who has also since tested positive, telling the New York Times everyone attacking the 33-year-old was “smart now” but that the event had been given government approval.
Now the 48-year-old coach has tested positive too, confirming the news on Instagram.
Ivanisevic wrote: “Unfortunately after two negative tests in the last 10 days, I have just found out I have tested positive for Covid-19. I feel good and don’t have any symptoms.”
The event, which took place in front of crowds with little evidence of social-distancing, was criticised by other players.