Coric Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Kyrgios Rips Adria Tour


The Adria Tour, supported by the Novak Djokovic Foundation, featured Djokovic, Austrian Dominic Thiem, Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov and Croatian pair Borna Coric and Marin Cilic.

A second high-profile player, Borna Coric, has also revealed a positive test, while it's reported that both Dimitrov's coach and Djokovic's fitness coach, also returned positive results.

Alexander Zverev of Germany, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Novak Djokovic of Serbia chat after the final match at the Adria Tour tennis tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, 2020.

Coric said: "I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested!"

"I'm really sorry for any harm I might have caused!" .

"Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the "exhibition", the Australian posted.

I came to Zadar with a lot of confidence, shaping my game in the last couple of weeks and feeling great in front of the home fans.

The Sunday night final between Djokovic and Andrey Rublev was cancelled.

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Goran Ivanisevic, one of Djokovic's coaches, said the news from Dimitrov was "shocking" and that "now everyone will have to be tested". "As a precaution and to protect the health of all participants and visitors, we have made a decision to cancel the Adria Tour Finale in Zadar".

Twitter lashed out at Djokovic for his recklessness in organisation of The Adria Tour as Dimitrov's positive test is likely to disrupt plans of resumption of the ATP and WTA Tours.

"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", he said in a courtside interview.

With worldwide tennis suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Djokovic organised the Adria Tour as a charity event designated to be contested over four legs across the former Yugoslavia.

"Those who were in contact with Grigor will be tested". They have got up close and personal to play football and basketball, and celebrated the end of the first leg in Belgrade with some improvised limbo dancing in a nightclub.

The remaining legs were due to be played in Montenegro on 27 and 28 June and Bania Luka, Bosnia, on 3 and 4 July.

World No 1 Djokovic dismissed fears that it might prove a hotbed for COVID-19, which were raised due to fans being allowed to attend the events.