World No. 1 confirmed on Tuesday that he and his wife Jelena were also positive for Covid-19 after returning home to Serbia, while his children’s results were negative.
In a statement posted on his website, Djokovic defended the organization of the Adria Tour, a four-stage charity event taking place in the Balkans.
“Everything was born with the philanthropic idea, to direct all the funds raised to people who need it. It warmed my heart to see how strongly everyone reacted to it,” he said.
“We organized the tournament at a time when the virus had weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour were met.
“Unfortunately, this virus is still present and is a new reality that we are still learning to deal with and live with.
“I hope things will get easier over time so we can all go on with our lives as they were. I’m extremely sorry for each individual case of infection. I hope it doesn’t complicate someone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.”
Djokovic added that he will remain in self-isolation for the next 14 days and that he will have another test in five days.
More to come.