Tennis: Former Wimbledon winner Ivanisevic latest to test positive for Covid-19 after ill-fated Adria Tour

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic said that after two negative tests, he had now tested positive.
Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic said that after two negative tests, he had now tested positive.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic is the latest to announce he has tested positive for Covid-19 following the ill-fated Adria Tour organised by Novak Djokovic.

Ivanisevic, who is part of Djokovic's coaching set-up, said on Instagram that after two negative tests, he had now tested positive.

"I feel good and don't have any symptoms," said Croatian Ivanisevic, who won Wimbledon as a wild card in 2001 when he beat Pat Rafter.

"I would like to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I tested positive and ask them to take extra good care of themselves and their loved ones.

"I will continue to self-isolate as I have been doing."

World No. 1 Djokovic has been criticised after he, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, Croatia's Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki of Serbia tested positive after playing in the exhibition tournament in the Balkan region.

Djokovic's wife Jelena also tested positive, as did his fitness coach Marco Panichi and Dimitrov's coach, Christian Groh.

The tournament witnessed packed stands during the opening leg in Belgrade, players hugging at the net, playing basketball, posing for pictures, dancing in nightclubs and attending press conferences together.

Djokovic has come under severe criticism for the event's lack of health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.