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Tue Jun 23, 2020, 10:16 AM

Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

Source: AP

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife have COVID-19 after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Raising questions about the full-fledged return of tennis, including the U.S. Open, planned for August, Djokovic — who stands third in the history of men’s tennis with 17 Grand Slam titles — is the fourth player to test positive for the illness after participating in the matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia.

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“Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were,” Djokovic said in a statement released Tuesday. “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.”



Read more: https://apnews.com/a05bd74bc4c43bc1373890e594083762

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Botany Jun 2020 OP
northoftheborder Jun 2020 #1
Archae Jun 2020 #2
BlueMTexpat Jun 2020 #3
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2020 #5
ananda Jun 2020 #4
Princess Turandot Jun 2020 #6
sandensea Jun 2020 #7
OneCrazyDiamond Jun 2020 #8
dhill926 Jun 2020 #9
Blues Heron Jun 2020 #10
robbob Jun 2020 #11
LisaM Jun 2020 #12

Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 10:21 AM

1. Sorry to hear this.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 10:39 AM

3. He went ahead and organized these matches

without following ANY of the social distancing rules. Since then, other participants have also tested positive for COVID-19.

I have no sympathy for him whatsoever. These actions were reckless and have consequences.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 11:08 AM

5. No sympathy from me either.

He was very upset about the precautions a few weeks ago.

Fuck that guy.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 11:05 AM

4. Umm... it's not a new reality.

CV has been around for six plus months.

It never left.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:48 PM

6. He and some other Serbian players also held a crowded bash at a nightclub a few days before...

..the first of the bunch, #14-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, was diagnosed.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/22/novak-djokovic-in-hot-water-over-reckless-partying-tournament/

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:51 PM

7. Djocovid

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:57 PM

8. It was recently posted about the on going damage

this does to survivors. I worry for the good folks who have recovered (Tom Hanks and Greta Thunberg come to mind). Not do much for asshats (Weinstein and Boris Johnson jump in there real quick).

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 01:27 PM

9. I was horrified when I tuned in to the Tennis Channel...

and saw this tournament. Thought it was an old tape, but nope....live with a full crowd. Idiotic fucking thing to do.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 02:21 PM

10. Jokes on you idiot

no we're not "still learning about it" moron, it's well known to be highly contagious - oh sorry big word for small brained person.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 08:46 PM

11. If there is ANY sport that requires a highly functioning respiratory system

tennis would be it. This could well be a career ending illness, if there are any long term after effects. I like Novac, but what a seriously dumb thing to do...

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Response to robbob (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 09:02 PM

12. I don't like him.

I never liked his chest-thumping style, and (shallow, I know) I also hate his haircut. I didn't know until recently that he was an anti-vaxxer, but maybe it was partly his smugness that came through on the court.

This is so UGH, and the Tennis Channel maybe should have not participated in this.

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