Tennis world reacts to Dimitrov testing Covid-19 positive

From former players like Chris Evert and Andy Roddick to current hothead Nick Kyrgios lashed out at the organisers and players involved.

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Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem strike a happy pose at the first leg of the Adria Tour

Even as the final of the second leg of the Adria Tour was cancelled on Sunday, after Grigor Dimitrov announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19, the tennis world slammed the tournament and its creator Novak Djokovic.

From former players like Chris Evert and Andy Roddick to current hothead Nick Kyrgios lashed out at the organisers and players involved.

The Adria Tour had drawn a lot of flak from all corners because they did not adhere to any of the social distancing norms. Staged as a charity exhibition event, it had some of the top players in the world including world No 1 Djokovic, whose foundation organised the event, Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Andrey Rublev.

 

While Dimitrov played the first leg in Belgrade, Serbia, he withdrew due to illness after losing to Borna Coric on Saturday in Zadar, Croatia.

Apparently, the 29-year-old Bulgarian refusing to shake hands with Coric after their match on Saturday, hinting that Dimitrov knew he was already ailing.

 

 

 

 

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