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Andy Murray not surprised by Novak Djokovic contracting coronavirus as Adria Tour slammed

Andy Murray says he was not surprised Novak Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus after the world No 1’s actions at the Adria Tour.

Djokovic became the fourth player after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all discovered they had Covid-19.

Social distancing which has been the norm across the world was rarely practised at the two Adria Tour events in Serbia and Croatia.

Djokovic had dispelled criticism of the event by insisting the rules in those countries were different from elsewhere.

However, following the positive tests, the Adria Tour has been cancelled and Djokovic will now spend 14 days in isolation with his family.

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Murray is competing this week in the Battle of the Brits at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

And seven months after his last match, Murray looked impressive as he beat Liam Broady 6-2 6-2.

After the match, Murray was asked about Djokovic’s positive test and was critical of the actions from those involved with the Adria Tour.

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“I would say first I hope him and his wife are well and that they recover. And everyone who is affected,” Murray said.


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“I think all of the players now will be extremely aware of this and the coronavirus doesn’t care who we are and what we do and we have to observe the rules.

“I don’t think it has been a great look for tennis.

“The only positive is that until it is safe to do so, we have no fans at the event to reduce the risk as much as possible.”

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