Spotlight on Djokovic after Serbian hoopster tests positive | Tennis News

The spotlight firmly turned on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday after a Serbian basketball player tested positive for Covid-19.
Nikola Jankovic of basketball team KK Partizan, based in Belgrade, was “confirmed to have the coronavirus”, the club announced in a statement on its website.
“In accordance with the doctor’s instructions, Nikola Jankovic immediately went into self-isolation. Other first team players and members of the professional staff will be preventively tested as soon as possible,” the club statement added.
According to reports, Djokovic was in attendance at an exhibition basketball game featuring Jankovic at the Serbian capital on Thursday last week.
It was not immediately clear what are the implications as per Serbian government’s guidelines for the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
Serbia has had relaxed guidelines with regard to the pandemic with the Adria Tour charity tennis event, a brain child of Djokovic, witnessing packed stands with no social distancing nor other protocols in Belgrade in its first leg over the past weekend.
The tennis event featured top players Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dmitrov besides players from the host nation.
Thiem, the World No. 3 from Austria, won the final in the first weekend in Belgrade on Sunday, beating home favourite Filip Krajinovic 4-3(2), 2-4, 4-2.
But while Djokovic defended the lack of strict health guidelines, it cost the Adria Tour its third leg in Montenegro, which has barred the entry of people from its Balkan neighbour.

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