World No 1 Novak Djokovic has tested positive for COVID-19, along with his wife Jelena. The news comes after playing in the Adria Tour exhibition tournament in the Balkan region.
In a statement, Djokovic said: “The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested.
“My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our children are negative.”
Djokovic, who earlier said he faces a dilemma if a vaccine becomes compulsory for players to compete when tennis resumes, insisted that the idea behind his tournament was to raise funds for players in need.
“Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions,” said Djokovic, who is also the head of the players’ council of the men’s ATP Tour.
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“Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.”
Who is Novak Djokovic’s wife?
Jelena Djokovic (née Ristic) started dating the tennis icon in 2005, two years after he turned pro, and they have been together ever since.
They reportedly met in school and got engaged in September 2013 before tying the knot less than a year later.
Following the announcement, Djokovic said: “I’m very happy. I love. I am loved.
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“That’s the nicest thing you can experience as a human in my eyes.”
Their wedding ceremony took place at the Aman Sveti Stefan resort in Montenegro.
Wife Jelena is the director of the Novak Djokovic Charity Foundation which aims to enhance the Serbian education system to improve the lives of children.
Through the foundation, the couple have completed 37 projects and have 55 volunteers.
Jelena studied at the International University of Monaco and at Bocconi University.
How many children do they have?
Djokovic and his wife have two children together.
Their first child, Stefan, was born in October 2014.
Three years later, Djokovic confirmed he was a father again, when the pair announced the arrival of their daughter Tara in September 2017.
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