Novak Djokovic returns to the court after recovering from coronavirus

Novak Djokovic returns to court after disastrous Adria Tour – which led to spate of coronavirus cases including him and his wife – as world No 1 trains with Grand Slams on horizon

  • Novak Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus in June and issued a statement
  • The notorious anti-vaxxer said he was ‘deeply sorry for harm caused’
  • Now the World No 1 has returned to the courts alongside Filip Krajinovic 

Novak Djokovic has returned to the tennis courts following his recovery from coronavirus.

The Serbian icon has been regaining health after returning a positive Covid-19 test in June, and is now stepping up his training.

Taking to the practice courts at his own Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Djokovic was put through his paces.

Novak Djokovic has returned to the tennis courts following his recovery from coronavirus.

Djokovic was pictured at the Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade along with Filip Krajinovic

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Uploading to social media, the head coach at the centre, Boris Bosnjakovic, shared photos and footage of the Serbian’s training session with his online followers.

Djokovic worked alongside fellow pro Filip Krajinovic, looking sharp and in good health.

Last month Djokovic had issued an apology for the conduct of his Adria Tour fiasco after becoming a victim himself by testing positive for coronavirus.

The world No 1, who organised the event, where social distancing was widely ignored, softened an earlier statement in which he had shown little remorse for what transpired.

The world No 1 was put through his paces, working on both his tennis game and his strength

Last month Djokovic tweeted to say he was ‘deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm’ while announcing he and his wife Jelena had tested positive for covid-19

‘I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm,’ said Djokovic, who does not have symptoms. ‘Everything the organisers and I did the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. 

‘We believed that the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons.

‘We were wrong and it was too soon. I can’t express how sorry I am for this and every case of infection.’

Among the images which emerged from the events in Serbia and Croatia were those of him and other players dancing half-naked together in a Belgrade nightclub.

Djokovic also confirmed that his wife Jelena had herself tested positive and said the pair would remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days which followed. 

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