Novak Djokovic admits he is “extremely sorry” to those infected with coronavirus from his Adria Tour tennis tournament after confirming he has also contracted the virus.

The Serbian has faced severe criticism after fellow tennis players Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric tested positive for Covid-19.

The tournament’s final in the Croatian city of Zadar was cancelled and now the world No 1 has released a statement apologising for the consequences of the tournament.

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Djokovic said: “Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region.

“We organised the tournament at the moment when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met.

“I am extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope that it will not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.”

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