Coric still without symptoms after
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[June 26, 2020]
(Reuters) - Croatia's Borna
Coric has told fans he is feeling well and experiencing no symptoms
after contracting the novel coronavirus at Novak Djokovic's
controversial Adria Tour tournament.
Djokovic, Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and Viktor Troicki all tested
positive for COVID-19 after playing in the event in Serbia and
Croatia, which drew big crowds and saw the players pose for pictures
World No. 1 Djokovic, who organised the charity event, has come in
for heavy criticism after the players were pictured hugging at the
net, playing basketball and partying together.
"A few days have passed since I tested positive for Covid-19," world
number 33 Coric said on Twitter, with a picture of him standing on a
"I'm extremely grateful that I still feel well and don't have any
symptoms ... TY very much for all the messages of love and support I
have received whilst isolating."
Djokovic has apologised and said the timing of the event was "too
soon" while world number three Dominic Thiem, who played in the
Belgrade leg, said players behaved "too euphorically".
Djokovic's compatriot, Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic,
came to his defence, saying there has been a "campaign" against him
despite the event breaking no local rules.
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki during Adria Tour at
Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, June 13, 2020.
In an open letter published by Serbian media, Matic said the "mice"
had came out of their holes to criticise Djokovic.
"Very soon the cat will be on the court, and the mice back in the
hole," he wrote. "The only thing I hold against Novak is that he
apologised to the mice who criticise him for no reason.
"No, Nole. They will apologise to you - soon."
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Peter
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