Novak Djokovic: World number one ‘so sorry’ after testing positive for coronavirus
World number one Novak Djokovic said he is “so sorry” after becoming the latest tennis player to test positive for Covid-19.
Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all revealed they had coronavirus after playing at Djokovic’s Adria Tour competition.
In a post on Twitter, Djokovic said it had been “too soon” to stage the tournament.
“I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm,” added Djokovic.
He said the tournament had been organized with “a pure heart”, “good intentions” and a belief that they had “met all health protocols”.
“We were wrong and it was too soon,” Djokovic said.
The remaining Adria Tour events in Banja Luka and Sarajevo have now been canceled Djokovic’s brother Djordje, who is a director of the tournament, has confirmed.
“Unfortunately, due to all the events that happened in the last few days, we have decided that the most important thing right now is to stabilize the epidemiological situation, as well as for everyone to recover,” he said.
Britain’s Andy Murray said the positive tests were a “lesson for us”, while Australian Nick Kyrgios called playing a “bone-headed decision”.
A statement on Djokovic’s website said: “Immediately upon his arrival in Belgrade [after the second event] Novak was tested along with all members of the family and the team with whom he was in Belgrade and Zadar. He is not showing any symptoms.”
Alexandra Eala 4th in World Junior Rankings in Tennis
Australian Open Junior doubles champion Alexandra Eala. Has jumped from no.8 to no.4 in the latest International Tennis Federation junior world rankings.
The 14-year old Alex won the doubles title with Indonesian Priska Nugroho. And reached the Round of 16. In the singles of the recently concluded season-opening Grand Slam.
Eala earned some 300 ranking points. From her Australian Open stint. 180 points for winning the doubles and 50 for reaching the singles round of 16 plus, 90 Grand Slam Bonus points. (based on the ITF ranking point system)
Alex told Radyo Pilipinas 2 that she is more focused on getting Pro points in WTA events than her junior ranking.
The Rafa Nadal Academy scholar leaves today for Mallorca, Spain to resume both her studies and training.
Eala is set to compete at a $25,000 Pro event in March before the French Open Junior
Source: Radyo Pilipinas 2
Racket Sports SEA Games Scheduling
- Badminton /Makati Colisseum, Dec 1-8
- Table Tennis /Subic Bay Dec 6-8
- Tennis RMSC/ Metro Manila Dec 1-7
Table Tennis 2019 (TATAP) MESSAGES
Sept 10, 2019
Aug 11, 2019
The Philippine girl’s tennis team of Alexandra Eala, Alexa Joy Milliam, and Jenaila Prulla towed the country to a record 5th place in the 2019 World Juniors Tennis Championships in the Czech Republic on Saturday, August 10.
Eala’s thrilling win in the singles match against Japan forced a doubles game decider that paved the way for the Philippines to secure its best result in the tournament joined by 97 nations.
After Japan took the first singles duel over Milliam, 2-6, 3-6, the Philippines bounced back in the second singles match with Eala dragging it to a third-set tie break in a race to 10 points.
Trailing 7-8, Eala went on a 4-1 run to win the match, 6-2, 3-6 11-9.
Eala and Milliam then teamed up in the doubles decider that was pushed again to a tie break, where the Philippines had to rally from a 7-8 deficit to take the match, 6-2, 3-6 11-9.
Tennis: Serena rallies past Bouzkova into Toronto final
TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams rallied to avoid a stunning upset and secure a 1-6 6-3 6-3 semi-final win over Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova at the Rogers Cup on Saturday, setting up a title showdown with local teenager Bianca Andreescu.
Williams was in a battle from the outset against the 21-year-old Czech, who showed no nerves despite playing her first WTA semi-final against a player who was her role model growing up.
Maria Sharapova (WTA No. 85, UTR No. 25) vs. Angelique Kerber (WTA No. 6, UTR No. 11)
Sharapova quickly shook off the rust in her 2019 grass-court debut, winning her first match on the surface since 2015 over Viktoria Kuzmova. Looking to build off that success, she will face a difficult task on Thursday against defending Wimbledon champion Kerber.
Their head to head record is split at four wins apiece, but the German claimed the last three victories, including their latest meeting on grass at the All England Club in 2014.
SEA Games 2015 Gonzales Table Tennis Silver
It was another Veteran of the over 30’s group that added the second Silver of the day to the SEA Games tally. 44-year-old Richard Gonzales took silver in the Table Tennis finals behind Ning Gao of Singapore 4-1. Gonzales who was the bronze medallist last SEA Games ‘upgrade’ to Silver this time. In the semi-finals, he beat Clarence Chew Zhe Yu of Singapore who shared the bronze with him in the 2013 SEA Games.
Rich Gonzales won his men’s singles match against Tran Tuan Quynh of Vietnam 3-0. While Ryan Jacolo lost to 2013 SEA Silver medalist Le Tien Diet of Vietnam 3-0 in his match. Lan Lariba and Sendrina Balatlat both lost in there women’s single’s match.
SEA Games 2015 Report Philippine Team June 2 (June 2, 2015)
The Philippines had its third loss to Myanmar 56-31 in the Netball. Netball which uses a round-robin system where all of the six competitors will place each other once with the top four going to semi-finals. As there are five games once a team gets to 3 wins it is quite safe to progress to the next round. The Philippines now relies on some upset losses in the next 2 games by some of the better teams it hopes to progress to the semifinal round.
Both Sendrina Balatbalat and Lan Lariba lost there opening matches in women’s singles table tennis. This was the second medal-less SEA Games for Lariba in Women’s singles. Ryan Jacolo also lost his match in men’s singles. Richard Gonzales progressed to the next round with a 3-2 win over Santoso of Indonesia in men’s singles.