Dominic Thiem has taken to social media to apologise for taking part in his half contained contained within the controversial Adria Tour.
The exhibition match was launched by world No 1 Novak Djokovic to hold funds for humanitarian duties contained contained within the Balkan residence and was as a consequence of run from 12 June to five July.
Nonetheless, the occasion was cancelled earlier this week after ATP Tour gamers Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all examined optimistic for coronavirus.
The information obtained correct acceptable right correct proper right here on the as shortly as further of heavy criticism geared in route of organisers of the match as gamers and followers didn’t adhere to social distancing methods.
World No three Thiem, who carried out contained contained within the Belgrade leg of the occasion, expressed remorse over the gamers’ antics.
“I used to be shocked after I bought the information from the Adria Tour,” he wrote on Instagram.
“We carried out with out an viewers for weeks, so we now have received been bigger than glad relating to the followers on the occasion. We trusted the Serbian governments Coronavirus methods, nonetheless we now have received been too optimistic.
“Our behaviour was a mistake, we acted too euphorically. I’m terribly sorry. I’ve now bought examined 5 occasions inside the last word phrase phrase 10 days and the consequence was frequently damaging. I might love all individuals who was contaminated all the one and a fast restoration.”
– TEAMtalk media