Dan Evans mentioned Novak Djokovic ‘shouldn’t be having a gamers’ social gathering and dancing throughout one another’ at the sidelines of an occasion throughout coronavirus pandemic.
- Last Updated: June 23, 2020, 10:10 AM IST
World primary Novak Djokovic ought to put his hand up and settle for accountability after Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric examined optimistic for Covid-19 whereas taking part in his Adria Tour exhibition event, Briton Dan Evans mentioned on Monday.
The event, which additionally had prime names comparable to Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, was held in Belgrade and Zadar and the gamers have been additionally pictured enjoying basketball and dancing collectively with out following social distancing protocols.
“I don’t think he should be having a players’ party and dancing all over each other,” Evans informed reporters forward of Jamie Murray’s behind-closed-doors ‘Battle of the Brits’ event that begins on Tuesday.
“Two very good tennis players have tested positive. He should feel some responsibility in his event and how it’s transpired, really.
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“It’s very unlucky that Grigor has it and Coric has it however you strip it again, is it a shock? I believe that is the query we should always all ask.”
Djokovic’s own coronavirus test results will be announced at 1745 CET/1545 GMT on Tuesday, after which he will address the public, Serbian media reported on Monday quoting his PR team.
The ATP and WTA Tours, which were suspended in March due to the pandemic, are set to resume in August with the US Open and French Open beginning on Aug. 31 and Sept. 27, respectively.
“I believe we might undoubtedly be taught from that and hopefully that occasion would not take away from the US Open,” Evans added of the Adria Tour exhibition tournament.
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“I hope there isn’t any second guessing on the US Open now due to some unlucky occasions.”
Murray said the spotlight will now be on the tournament in London but that they were taking all precautions to ensure nobody contracts the virus.
“All the fellows acquired examined this morning, that was necessary for everybody competing within the occasion,” Murray said.
“If somebody is to fall ailing through the week then they are going to clearly drop out, however then everybody shall be mainly getting examined day by day from that time on to the tip of the event.”
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