World primary Novak Djokovic examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Tuesday, days after he hosted quite a few gamers within the Adria Tour exhibition match within the Balkan area.
Djokovic was criticised for internet hosting the match amid a pandemic after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki additionally returned optimistic exams after enjoying within the match that was held in Serbia and Croatia.
Following are reactions from the tennis world to the Serb’s optimistic check:
Nick Kyrgios, two-times Grand Slam quarter-finalist:
“Prayers as much as all of the gamers which have contracted COVID-19. Don’t @ me for something I’ve performed that has been ‘irresponsible’ or labeled as ‘stupidity’ – this takes the cake,” the Australian wrote on Twitter.
Martina Navratilova, 59-times Grand Slam champion:
“Yikes this isn’t good and it’s a sample. Hope Novak will probably be okay after all! What now, U.S. Open? Roland Garros? We’ve got loads of work to do,” she wrote on Twitter.
Patrick McEnroe, former doubles champion and commentator:
“Once I despatched out a tweet a pair weeks in the past about that occasion in Serbia I mentioned yeah it seems to be like a standard tennis occasion to me. I am unsure everybody bought my level,” he mentioned in a video on Twitter right here
“Possibly they’re beginning to get it now. Nothing’s foolproof so don’t be silly. That’s my message.”
Over the previous two days, organisers have additionally been criticised for permitting stands to be full of followers through the opening leg in Belgrade. With no social distancing guidelines in place in Serbia, gamers hugged on the web, performed basketball, posed for photos, attended press conferences and have been out dancing collectively.
British primary Dan Evans:
“I don’t assume he ought to be having a gamers’ get together and dancing throughout one another,” Evans mentioned.
“Gamers have examined optimistic. He ought to really feel some accountability in his occasion and the way it’s transpired, actually.
“It’s very unlucky that Grigor has it and Coric has it however you strip it again, is it a shock? I believe that’s the query we should always all ask.”
Australian Open quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren:
“If Novak doesn’t get COVID I’m going to start out blessing my water with optimistic vibes,” the American mentioned.
American tennis participant Sachia Vickery:
“Final one for the Djokovic fan membership who abused me final week in any case I mentioned was the primary precedence ought to be well being and never how many individuals the highest gamers can convey to a slam,” she wrote on Twitter right here “It’s awfully quiet proper now.”
American tennis participant Mitchell Krueger:
“It’s solely inevitable that each one these boneheaded selections are probably placing U.S. Open in danger. Which suggests this additionally impacts some 300+ gamers. No one is greater than the game,” he tweeted right here
“One step ahead 5 steps again,” Krueger added in response to Djokovic’s optimistic check.
Noah Rubin, former junior Wimbledon champion:
“It’s simply not okay. Reckless and disappointing that they thought tennis deserved the chance,” he mentioned on Twitter.
British tennis participant Tara Moore:
“Wait Djokovic is the man who was enraged at U.S. Open for under permitting 1 entourage in, however pleased with Qs (qualifiers), wheelchair, juniors to be cancelled however lobbied exhausting for more of his crew to have the ability to go. The boys’s tour immediately impacts the ladies’s tour earlier than anybody begins,” she mentioned.