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Coronavirus: Novak Djokovic – Tennis Star tests positive for COVID-19 #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #quarantine #NovakDjokovic #Tennis


Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus.

The men’s world number one tennis player confirmed the diagnosis in a statement.

In April, Djokovic had revealed he was an anti-vaxxer – and that it could get in the way of his return to competitive tennis once the sport resumes after the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the Serbian said that his wife, Jelena, also tested positive for COVID-19, but his children tested negative.

Djokovic held a tennis tournament last weekend in Croatia, amid the ongoing pandemic – a move which has been heavily criticised after he brought in players from overseas.

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Coronavirus: Wimbledon cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #Wimbledon #Tennis #pandemic

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This summer’s Wimbledon has been cancelled due to coronavirus, the All England Club has confirmed.

It is the first time since the Second World War the oldest tennis tournament in the world, founded in 1877, will not be held.

One of the most important events in the annual tennis calendar the Championships was due to be held for two weeks from 29 June.

Questions over whether it was going to go ahead have been asked for weeks, with the French Open, due to start on 24 May, postponed in mid-March for four months.

The All England Club admitted last week a postponement would not be “without significant risk and difficulty”, but said it was confident it could refund ticket and debenture holders through its insurance.

Wimbledon’s warm-up grass tournaments in Birmingham, Nottingham, Eastbourne and at London’s Queen’s Club will also have to be postponed.

All tennis courts and facilities have been closed across the UK since Boris Johnson placed the country in lockdown on 23 March.

Courtesy of Sky News