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Djokovic, Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus

Djokovic, Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 19:15
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - February 2, 2020. Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Novak Djokovic said Thursday that he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus.

The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic.

“Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19. That was shown by the results of the PCR tests that both had in Belgrade,” his media team said.

The statement said both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago.

Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia. The others were three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.

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