Novak Djokovic’s Coach, Goran Ivanisevic, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

by Staff | June 26th, 2020, 10:54 am

The fallout from Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour continued Friday with the announcement that the Serb’s coach, former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Ivanisevic was on the mic Sunday to announce the Adria Tour final in Zadar had to be cancelled. He also stated he had tested negative. However, the Croatian twice tested negative but has now turned up positive. Though he has no symptoms, he said.

Ivanisevic joins Djokovic, his wife Jelena, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, two other coaches and Viktor Troicki and his wife as known positives from the Adria Tour.

As of now, four members of the Djokovic camp have now tested positive:
Novak Djokovic
Jelena Djokovic
Goran Ivanisevic (coach)
Marko Paniki (fitness)

Djokovic’s main coach, Marian Vajda, was not part of the tour.

The fact that Ivanisevic did test negative twice before his positive is concerning since Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem all tested negative as well. While Zverev and Cilic have opted to self-quarantine, Thiem continues to play exos.

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15 Comments for Novak Djokovic’s Coach, Goran Ivanisevic, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Django Says:

Liverpool with no masks or social distancing.what has sport come to??
What goes around, comes around. Spike on its way.

skeezer Says:



Alison Hodge Says:

Django yes im a fan, but what the hell were they thinking ??

Wog Boy Says:

There is something very interesting in this news, Goran tested negative last week, he again tested negative on Sunday night and then tested positive on Thursday?!
Where was the virus hiding since he is in isolation since Sunday, is this proof that tests are simply not reliable?!
Is this proof that actually we still don’t have a clue what kind of virus is this one and just keep guessing pretending that we know something when in fact we don’t know anything more than we knew 6 months ago.
More importantly, does that mean that players and their teams can come to USO , test negative and then after few matches test positive and all of that in NY, where is epicentre of covid-19 and it’s blamed to be responsible for 60% of cases in USA.
They should cancel the USO or move it to California, they are doing great compared to NY, or maybe Europeans should boycott NY…as they are planning to do so Americans can have it all for themselves?

Chrisford1 Says:

The USTA owns the USO as organizers and also own Cincinnati, which is why the safe Cincinnati Masters got moved into NYC. The epicenter, also cursed with a bad mayor and governor.
It would have made much more sense to have the USO at Indian Wells, which is built to accommodate a crowd like you have at the Majors. But it is owned by Larry Ellison, not the Wall Street Barons who live near NYC and have the key positions in the USTA along with the USTA members that are former pros now living in NYC Metro with WTA, ATP and USTA driven jobs.

Wog Boy Says:

Talking about NY governor, they do show him often on Aussie TV channels, as the matter of fact they show often anybody who talks bad about Trump, that man looks, sounds and acts like old fashioned autocratic, one party system Eastern European rulers.
Nothing personal, just an neutral observation from the other side of the world and I used to live in one party system so I know little bit about it.

Madmax Says:


Are you talking about the NY Governor, Andrew Cuomo? You cannot be, surely, because he is doing a fantastic job.

Dreadful news about Goran and the rest of his team. Hopefully they will have learned the hard way. It’s nowhere near safe to have even an exho during these times.

ahfi Says:

In Maths, (maybe, Science also?). two negatives become a positive…

Django Says:

Gov. Cuomo placed people with Covid into nursing homes with non Covid old people. That’s why he’s got so many nursing home deaths in his city. Then he exempted nursing home CEOs and himself from any liability.

Okiegal Says:

@Django….. I was gonna say the same thing. Cuomo goofed up big time!! That decision caused many unnecessary deaths.

chrisford1 Says:

20,000 nursing home deaths due to Cuomo’s decision to throw active CV-19 patients into nursing homes. That is not a trivial matter.

Ahfi, 2 negatives may be a positive when multiplied, but added, its just the sum of the 2 negatives and a minus figure. It gets even more interesting in higher match involving quantum mechanics and negative and positive charged particles interactions.
And many of us believe that two wrongs still often make a right, in the real world. Often it suffices to end the “unending cycle of violence” liberals love to moan about. Retaliation often works. Particularly when it deters people from doing bad things knowing the consequences will be retaliation. It establishes boundaries for behaviors between and within groups.

In tennis, Djokovic and Co. tried and failed. That they TRIED is commendable. That they made mistakes – faced with a deadly new and not yet thoroughly understood new Chinese disease – is not shocking. Governments and employers have made mistakes with CV-19. Sweden, NHS, Amazon, the USA, governor Cuomo the list of people that “failed” to have perfect solutions to CV-19 is practically endless. Paraphrasing Wawrinka – “Fail, fail again, but fail greater each time”. And my career lodestone – “The expectation of perfection is often the greatest enemy of the good.”.
We will eventually get through the Wuhan virus, but it may take years.

Wog Boy Says:

I’ll give you another one that Nole just posted on Instagram:

“ Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.”

Farhaan Rahman Says:

We are very much sorrow for Covid19. Hopefully, Come around soon

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