Dimitrov tests positive with COVID-19.

Tennis world number 19 Grigor Dimitrov has tested positive for coronavirus, said a BBC report.

Dimitrov, 29, played in both of Novak Djokovic’s recent Adria Tour events.

He withdrew from the second tournament in Zadar, Croatia on Saturday with sickness.

Borna Coric defeated Dimitrov in the game.

“I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused,” he said.

Dimitrov played in the first event in Belgrade last week. 

He wrote on Instagram: “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 back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy,” he added.


So What Happened To Sunday’s Game?

Because of this, Sunday’s final was canceled.

The match would have featured world number one Djokovic.

World number one Djokovic organized the tournaments.

This is to help players get back to match fitness after several weeks without competition because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several top-10 players have been competing including Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem.

The first event in Serbia attracted 4,000 fans, and several thousand attended in Zadar.

Djokovic’s coach and event director Goran Ivanisevic told fans courtside the final was off because of Dimitrov’s positive test.

Tournament organizers said the final was canceled “as a precaution and to protect the health of all participants and visitors”.

Statement read: “At all times we have strictly followed the epidemiological measures in (all) the Adria Tour was organized.

“None of the people involved in the organization and who have been in contact with Grigor have any symptoms.

“However, we are in close contact with health authorities in order to ensure 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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