ZADAR, 21 June 2020 – The final of the Adria Tour in Zadar which was to take place on Sunday evening has been called off after Grigor Dimitrov tested positive on his return from the tournament.
Dimitrov, who played on Saturday in the Adria Tour at SC Visnjak in Zadar, losing to Croatia’s Borna Coric, announced on Sunday on his return home that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
“I want to reach out and let my fans and friends know that 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 so sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy,” Dimitrov said on social media on Sunday afternoon.
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Hi Everyone-I want to reach out and let my fans and friends know that 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 so sorry for any harm I might have caused. I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy. GD
Upon hearing the news, tournament organisers announced that the final, which was set to take place between Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev, would not go ahead.
“We had to cancel (the final), I apologise,” said tournament director Goran Ivanisevic, before adding:
“This is a big shock and an accident after everything went so well. We consulted with all health institutions and the Croatian Government, we followed their instructions and we had to cancel the final match, because of all these wonderful people and those who were in contact with Grigor in recent days.”
All tennis players who participated in the tournament, as well as the people who participated in the organisation will be tested on Covid-19 and on Sunday night the civil protection authority issued a statement.
As we received information that tennis player Grigor Dimitrov who played in the Adria Tour tennis tournament in Zadar was positive for coronavirus, we ask all those who were in close contact with him for more than ten minutes to go to self-isolation for 14 days and contact the competent to the epidemiologist in the place where they reside, or to their family doctor.
Residents of Zadar County who suspect an infection, ie who have been in close contact with a tennis player, should contact the epidemiologist on duty at 098 / 332-765 and their doctor.
From tomorrow, the Zadar Public Health Institute will introduce an additional telephone line and additional duty teams.
We would like to remind you once again that epidemiological measures are in force, which include maintaining social distance, which is the most important in preventing the spread of coronavirus, and that we must be responsible.
The Adria Tour is a series of humanitarian tournaments being organised by world number one Djokovic.