Tennis world No1, Novak Djokovic, has received death threats after hosting a tennis tournament that saw several stars contract coronavirus.
He was as slammed for his “boneheaded” decision to host the tour in Croatia – ignoring strict social-distancing rules and even dancing topless in a nightclub.
Fellow pros Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric have all tested positive for coronavirus after taking part in the Easter European event.
Now chilling messages threatening Djokivic’s life have been sprayed onto walls in Croatia’s capital of Split.
According to RT.com the translation reads: “Djokovic, die. Our wish is that you die. Greetings from Split. Die.”
Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic has revealed that he too has tested positive for coronavirus.
The news comes three days on from world number one Djokovic announcing he had tested positive himself.
Ivanisevic wrote on Instagram: “Unfortunately after two negative tests in the last 10 days, I have just found out I have tested positive for Covid-19.”
The 48-year-old Croatian, who won Wimbledon in 2001, said he felt “good” and did not have any symptoms.
Djokovic posted an apology on Instagram after so many high-profile stars tested positive.
He wrote: “I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm.
“Everything the organisers and I did the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions.
“We believed the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons.
“We were wrong and it was too soon. I can’t express enough how sorry I am for this and every case of infection.”
In April, Djokovic revealed he was an anti-vaxxer, explaining he would not take compulsory vaccination for coronavirus if required.