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Novak Djokovic has learned he cannot hide from coronavirus in his own bubble | Kevin Mitchell

Grigor Dimitrov’s positive test brought an end to the Adria Tour and also to Djokovic’s idea that he was somehow immune to the troubles of the wider world

Novak Djokovic has gone to ground in Belgrade, embarrassed, perhaps, possibly contrite, after the coronavirus pandemic crept up on his Balkans carnival of tennis, bringing the Adria Tour to a shuddering conclusion.

It began in such robust spirits in his home city two weeks ago, in a makeshift setting at his tennis complex on the banks of the Danube. There were doubts and warnings about playing in front of fans but Djokovic, determined to showcase some of the best players in the world – Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric among them – was defiant.

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