Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic has announced to testing positive for coronavirus a few days after participating in an exhibition tournament organised by world number one Novak Djokovic, whom he trains.
“Unfortunately … I have just found out that I tested positive to Covid-19,” the croatian wrote on Instagram.
“I feel good and I don’t have any symptoms,” the 48-year-old said while instructing all who has been in close contact with him recently to take good care of themselves and their loved ones.
“I will continue to self-isolate,” he added stating that he had tested negative twice in the past 10 days.
Ivanisevic is part of world number one Djokovic’s coaching team and was the director of the now-abandoned Adria Tour which led to several top players becoming infected with the coronavirus.
Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive after taking part in the second leg of the event held in Zadar, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, last weekend.
Players had embraced across the net, played basketball and even danced in a nightclub the week in the first leg played in Belgrade.
Roundly condemned for hosting the charity tournament, Djokovic had earlier this week issued an apology for the now-cancelled Adria Tour, where social distancing was minimal and matches were played in front of thousands of fans.
The 33-year-old said he was “so deeply sorry” that the tournament “caused harm”.
His wife Jelena has also tested positive after the couple travelled back from Croatia to Belgrade to be tested.
Ivanisevic strongly defended Djokovic after the tournament.
“Everyone is so smart now and many attack Novak, it is rather popular,” he told local media this week.
He said Djokovic “tried to make something big, something with a charitable character after we were all locked up for three months”.
Manchester United’s Serbian player Nemanja Matic also defended Djokovic, saying in an open letter on Thursday the world number one was the “cat” who will chase away the mice.