World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus , the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans .
Djokovic , who is “not showing any symptoms ” according to a statement from his spokesperson , joins Grigor Dimitrov , Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki in testing positive for COVID – 19 .
Djokovic said his wife Jelena also tested positive while the results of their children were negative .
“ I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection,” the 33 -year -old Serb said in a statement.
“I hope that it will not complicate anyone ’s health situation and that everyone will be fine ,” the 17 -time Grand Slam winner said , adding that he would go into self- isolation for the next 14 days .
Bulgaria ’s Dimitrov , the world number 19 , announced on Sunday he had tested positive after pulling out of the event , the biggest since the tennis season was halted because of the pandemic .
Croatia ’s Coric and Troicki of Serbia also followed suit on Monday , revealing they also had tested positive .
Sunday’s final in the Croatian coastal town of Zadar , which was supposed to feature Djokovic and Russia’s Andrey Rublev , was cancelled.
Some 4,000 fans watched the first leg of the tournament in Belgrade earlier this month .
The slew of positive tests raises questions over the sport ’s planned to return in August .