Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic reveals he has coronavirus simply days after he launched a staunch defence of the World No1 for organising his disastrous Adria Tour
- Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic has examined constructive for coronavirus
- He had defended the World No1 for organising the Adria Tour in his native Serbia
- Social distancing was extensively ignored and members have been pictured partying
- Djokovic apologised for internet hosting the occasion after he and his spouse examined constructive
- Other gamers from the occasion together with Grigor Dimitrov additionally contracted the virus
Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic has revealed he has coronavirus, days after he launched a staunch defence of his participant for organising the disastrous Adria Tour.
Social distancing was extensively ignored on the occasion and Djokovic was seen partying with different gamers in a Belgrade nightclub earlier than he and his spouse each examined constructive for the virus.
Grigor Dimitrov, who additionally took half within the competitors, introduced he had examined constructive on Sunday and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki additionally confirmed they’d contracted the virus.
Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic has revealed he has examined constructive for coronavirus
Partcicpants Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric additionally all contracted the virus
On Tuesday the world No1 issued a grovelling apology, confirming the remainder of the tour had been cancelled and different stars from the sport, together with Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray and Dan Evans have spoken out in opposition to the choice to carry the tour.
But coach Ivanisevic defended the Serbian on Thursday, claiming he had tried to do a ‘good thing’ by organising the competitors and that no person was compelled to attend.
He advised the New York Times: ‘Everybody is sensible now, and they’re attacking Novak.
Social distancing was extensively ignored on the occasion however Ivanisevic had defended his participant
‘He tried to do an ideal factor, a humanitarian factor. We have been locked down for 3 months. He organised this tour.
‘OK, possibly you didn’t want this (partying). But they’re all people.
‘Nobody compelled anyone to come back into that membership. Nobody compelled anyone to bop. Nobody can let you know to go on the stage, take your shirt off and dance.
‘And how are you aware anybody even bought contaminated at that occasion?’
Djokovic and a few of his fellow tennis stars partied in a Belgrade nightclub final week, with a few of the gamers taking their shirts off in the course of the riotous night
Djokovic (left centre) was joined by the likes of Alex Zverev and Dominic Thiem all through the night following the completion of the Adria Tour occasion
But the fallout from the tour bought worse when Ivanisevic confirmed he had now examined constructive for the virus.
‘Unfortunately, after two detrimental checks within the final 10 days, I’ve simply discovered that I’ve examined constructive for coronavirus,’ he mentioned in an Instagram submit.
‘I really feel good and have no signs. I wish to inform everybody who has been in touch with me that I examined constructive and ask them to take further excellent care of themselves and their family members.
‘I’ll proceed to self-isolate as I’ve been doing already. I want everybody who bought contaminated a speedy restoration.’
Ivanisevic confirmed his constructive check on Instagram and mentioned he would proceed to self-isolate
Denver Nuggets basketball star Nikola Jokic, who was pictured hugging Djokovic at a Basketball match in Serbia on June 11, additionally examined constructive however there isn’t a proof that both man gave the virus to the opposite.
On Tuesday, the World No1 shared his apology on Twitter and mentioned he and his spouse would self-isolate for 14 days.
‘I’m so deeply sorry our event has brought on hurt,’ mentioned Djokovic, who confirmed he didn’t have signs.
‘Everything the organisers and I did the previous month, we did with a pure coronary heart and honest intentions.
Djokovic tweeted on Tuesday night that he was ‘deeply sorry our event has brought on hurt’ whereas asserting he and his spouse Jelena had examined constructive for Covid-19
‘We believed that the event met all well being protocols and the well being of our area appeared in good situation to lastly unite folks for philanthropic causes.
‘If you attended Adria Tour or have been round any attendees please get examined and practise social distancing,’ added Djokovic. ‘For these in Belgrade and Zadar, we might be sharing well being assets within the speedy future.
‘The remainder of the event has been cancelled and we are going to stay targeted on all those that have been affected. I pray for everybody’s full restoration.’