Troicki, 34, entered Janko Tipsarevic’s Eastern European Championship tournament which started in Belgrade last Monday and pulled out after learning that he and his wife tested positive.”My wife took the test on Friday and I took it on Sunday after she tested positive,” Troicki told Serbia’s Telegraf website. “Our daughter tested negative.”The ATP wished players and staff who tested positive at the event a speedy recovery and urged “strict adherence to responsible social distancing” to limit the spread of the virus.The governing body added that it will implement a variety of precautions and protocols that would be adjusted as and when dictated by the latest medical information to ensure safety at events when the tour resumes on Aug. 14.The WTA did not respond to a request for comment. Organizers of the Adria Tour could not be reached for comment.Bulgarian Dimitrov flew in to play in Djokovic’s event in Belgrade and the second leg, as did other top names like Dominic Thiem of Austria and Germany’s Alexander Zverev.Organizers of other sports looking to resume from the coronavirus shutdown will be watching developments with some trepidation as they try to find the safest way of getting competition back under way.No social distancingThe tournament witnessed packed stands during the opening leg in Belgrade, players hugging at the net, playing basketball, posing for pictures and attending press conferences together.Djokovic organized nights out in Belgrade for the players and pictures and videos of him dancing with the other participants at his event were posted on social media.With both Serbia and Croatia easing lockdown measures weeks before the event, players were not obliged to observe social distancing rules in either country.”It is recommended that anyone who has been in close contact for more than 10 minutes with the tennis player be advised to self-isolate for 14 days and to contact their doctor,” the event organizers said in a statement on Monday.With international tennis suspended, Djokovic organized the Adria Tour as a charity event to be contested over four legs across the former Yugoslavia.Djokovic’s fitness coach Marco Panichi also tested positive, Serbian daily Sportski Zurnal reported, quoting Croatia’s health institute.The men’s world number one took the test on Monday after returning to Belgrade in the morning and his test results will be announced on Tuesday, after which he is set to address the public, Serbian media reported.Zverev, Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Russian Andrey Rublev – who all played at the Adria Tour – said they tested negative for the virus but will follow self-isolation guidelines.”Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the ‘exhibition’ speedy recovery fellas, but that’s what happens when you disregard all protocols. This IS NOT A JOKE,” Australian player Nick Kyrgios said in a scathing social media post.American tennis great Chris Evert also criticized the organizers for the lack of social-distancing, saying “… total physical contact, no face masks, even the fans were without masks.. I don’t get it.”Thiem, the men’s number three, is currently playing in France in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS), which is co-owned by Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou.Organisers of the UTS, which also features men’s top-10 players like Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and Italian Matteo Berrettini, posted pictures on Friday of Thiem undergoing a test after arriving at the Mouratoglou academy in Nice. Topics : Those plans, however, could need to be redrawn after three players who had featured in the Adria Tour event tested positive for the coronavirus. On Sunday Grigor Dimitrov said he had contracted the novel coronavirus.While the players did not break any Serbian or Croatian government protocols, as neither country required the athletes to maintain any social distancing, the fact that three players and some support staff caught the virus highlights the risks of athletes from different countries being in close proximity to each other.”I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested,” Coric, ranked No.33 in the world, said on Twitter. “I am really sorry for any harm I might have caused. I’m feeling well and don’t have any symptoms.”Troicki played in the first leg staged at Djokovic’s tennis complex in central Belgrade from June 13-14, before Dimitrov and Coric tested positive at the second leg in Zadar held from June 20-21. Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition event, raising serious concerns for tennis governing bodies in their bid to restart the sport after a lengthy shutdown.The professional circuit was halted in early March as nations closed borders and imposed lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus.Last week the men’s ATP and the WTA, which runs women’s events, issued revised calendars for the resumption of the circuit from August while organizers of the US Open said the Grand Slam will be staged without fans as scheduled from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 in New York.
Advertisement Read More Metro Sport ReporterMonday 5 Oct 2020 10:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.2kShares by Metro / Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected PLAY Matteo Guendouzi takes subtle dig at Mikel Arteta in message to Mesut Ozil 1 min. story Read More About Connatix V67539 Skip ‘Mi Bebee, all the best for you in Germany. Show them that you’re a great football player. Will miss you here bro.’ Top articles Read More SPONSORED Read More Full Screen Comment Read More Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil have been frozen out at Arsenal by Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is overlooking the credentials of one of the best No.10s in world football and ‘London for sure’, according to the German’s fellow Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi. The France international hasn’t featured for the Gunners since June when he was involved in a fracas with Neal Maupay during a controversial defeat at Brighton. Villarreal, Roma and Valencia all harboured an interest in signing the 21-year-old this summer but he will now look to resurrect his career at Hertha Berlin after he joined the Bundesliga club on loan on deadline day. Ozil, meanwhile, whose last Arsenal appearance came way back in March against West Ham, sent his team-mate words of encouragement on Instagram shortly after his departure was confirmed. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT deadline day move to West Ham Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Guendouzi responded with words of praise for the former Real Madrid star who continues to be overlooked by Arteta, despite a severe lack of creativity in the Arsenal engine room.He wrote: ‘Mi bebee! Thanks for you message and everything you did for me. I learned a lot with you for me you are one of the best 10 in the world and London for sure! Miss you too bro!’Hertha will not pay a fee for Gendouzi, but will foot 100% per cent of his salary, while Arsenal have also agreed a deal worth £900,000 that will see teenage defender Omar Rekik move in the opposite direction. Ozil, meanwhile, appears certain to remain at Arsenal and see out the remainder of his £350,000-a-week contract which is due to expire next summer.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAddressing his future earlier this summer, Ozil said: ‘My position is clear. I’m here through to the last day of our agreement and I’ll give everything I have for this club. ‘Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger. I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again. ‘I’ll decide when I go, not other people. I didn’t sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.’MORE: Arsenal agree deal for Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik as part of Matteo Guendouzi loan moveMORE: ‘I nearly fell off my chair!’ – Paul Merson backs Arsenal’s deadline day move for Thomas ParteyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Skip Ad Video Settings 1/1
Police in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) are investigating the murder of an East Bank Demerara (EBD) carpenter whose body was dumped in a gutter outside the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Dead is 28-year-old Shafiyq Forrester of Lot 197 Sarran Street, Grove Squatting Area, EBD.According to Public Relations Officer, Jairam Ramlakhan, Forrester’s body was discovered in a drain outside the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts about 07:00h on Sunday. His body was subsequently identified by relatives.While details surrounding Forrester’s death are unclear, a post-mortem examination conducted on Wednesday morning by State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh revealed that the father, who was soon to be a father, died from asphyxiation due to drowning, compounded by compression injuries to the neckDead: Shafiyq Forresterand blunt trauma to the head.The Police said a ‘person of interest’ is currently being sought for questioning into the carpenter’s death.Meanwhile, relatives of the now dead man were too distraught to speak in detail with reporters but managed to relate that Forrester was last seen on Saturday. Guyana Times understands that after the man did not return home that night, they became worried and begun to search for him on Sunday morning.Forrester leaves to morn his wife of one year, who is currently five months pregnant with their first child.