July 10, 2020

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Add the Troickis to the Adria Tour COVID-positive list

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The number of players and coaches associated with the Adria Tour known to have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus is now up to five, as veteran Serbian player Viktor Troicki confirmed to the Telegraf media outlet that he had a positive test on Sunday.

Worse, in Troicki’s case, is that he had the test (along with his daughter Irina, who turned three last week) after his wife Aleksandra tested positive on Friday.

Aleksandra is expecting the couple’s second child next month.

Troicki took part in the Belgrade leg of the Adria Tour two weekends ago. He had been playing in the “Eastern European Championships”, held at countryman Janko Tipsarevic’s academy (also in Belgrade) over the last few weeks.

But he pulled out a few days ago, per Telegraf, because of injury. He played against his great friend Novak Djokovic, as well as Alexander Zverev on the Saturday (June 13) and against Filip Krajinovic on the Sunday.

Troicki joins Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and two coaching staff members on the sidelines.

Other players including Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Marin Cilic announced they had all tested negative, but were self-quarantining for 14 days out of an abundance of caution.

Dominic Thiem, who played in Belgrade, moved on to the UTS Showdown in Biot, France last weekend. He was tested there, and was negative as well.

Djokovic results to come Tuesday

Meanwhile, SportKlub reports that Novak Djokovic, who organized the Adria Tour, was tested Monday in Belgrade but will only have the results Tuesday.

At that point, he is expected to make a statement.

Of course, had he been tested in Zadar, Croatia Sunday with the others who had come into contact with Dimitrov, the world No. 1 would already have the results.