Tennis star Grigor Dimitrov, who played in both of Novak Djokovic’s recent Adria Tour events, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The world number 19 withdrew from the second tournament in Croatia on Saturday with sickness after losing his opening match to Borna Coric.
Following Dimitrov’s Covid-19 diagnosis, Sunday’s final involving world number one Djokovic has been cancelled.
‘I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused,’ Dimitrov said. ‘I tested positive back in Monaco for Covid-19.
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Hi Everyone-I want to reach out and let my fans and friends know that I tested positive back in Monaco for Covid-19. I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes the necessary precautions. I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy. GD
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‘I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes the necessary precautions.
‘I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy.’
Dimitrov played in the first Adria Tour event in Belgrade last week, alongside the likes of Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and Alexandre Zverev.
The events were set up by Djokovic to help tennis players regain their match fitness in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with the US Open set to go ahead from August 31 to September 13.
A statement from the tournament organisers read: ‘At all times we have strictly followed the epidemiological measures in place with the countries where the Adria Tour was organised.
‘None of the people involved in the organisation and who have been in contact with Grigor have any symptoms.
‘However, we are in close contact with health authorities in order to insure that all people who were in contact with Grigor will be tested tonight. Since we do not want to risk, we decided to cancel the final match.’
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