Grigor Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19 
Dimitrov participating in Belgrade/Photo: Nikola Vojinovic/Associated Press

Grigor Dimitrov has become the second player to test positive for the coronavirus following Thiago Seyboth Wild, who tested positive in March. The Bulgarian made the announcement yesterday as he was preparing to participate in an exhibition tournament in Croatia where world number one Novak Djokovic was scheduled to participate.

Dimitrov reveals positive test on social media

Posting on Instagram, the world number 19 made the following statement: "I just wanted to let my friends and fans know that I tested positive back in Monaco for COVID-19. 

"I wanted to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes the necessary precautions. I am so sorry for any harm I may have caused.

"I am back home now and recovering. Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy."

Exhibition series cancelled after Bulgarian makes announcement

The Adria Tour, created by Djokovic, started in Serbia where Dimitrov participated last week. The Serb and Andrey Rublev in the final in Zagreb on Sunday, but the event was canceled after Dimitrov's revelation. World number three Dominic Thiem tested negative after facing Dimitrov in Serbia. 

Coric (l.) and Dimitrov (r.) after their Adria Tour match: Photo/Mario Ćužić/HTS
Coric (l.) and Dimitrov (r.) after their Adria Tour match: Photo/Mario Ćužić/HTS

The Bulgarian lost to Borna Coric and immediately withdrew and complained of fatigue as the Adria Tour moved to the island city of Zadar, which also had Alexander Zverev, who also took part in Belgrade, and Marin Cilic in its lineup.