Novak Djokovic and his wife test negative for coronavirus

BELGRADE, Serbia — Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease.

The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia amid the pandemic. No social distancing was observed at the matches in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia.

“Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19. That was shown by the results of the PCR tests that both had in Belgrade,” his media team said in a statement.

Both Djokovic and his wife had no symptoms and were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive, the statement said.

The news comes amid a new spike of coronavirus cases in Serbia and the reintroduction of some restrictive measures, such as compulsory wearing of masks and social distancing.

Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in the matches in Belgrade and Zadar. The others were three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.

Djokovic’s coach, Goran Ivanisevic, has also said he has the virus.

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Fantasy Premier League: Captain picks for GW33+ as Man United’s Bruno Fernandes is a safe call

Each week, Sport360 will bring you tips for the English Premier League’s official fantasy football game. Fancy pitting your wits against us? You can join “Sport360 Fans League” using the code: zj04s8

The post-lockdown Premier League fixture list is a hectic one which means there’s precious little time between Fantasy Premier League Gameweeks.

One way to ensure you keep raking in the points is by nailing your captaincy pick and that’s precisely what we aim to help you with.

We analyse the best options for the armband every GW, breaking them down into three categories: Top Pick, Alternative and Bold Choice.

Here are the picks for GW33+…

TOP PICK – BRUNO FERNANDES | MANCHESTER UNITED | 8.8M

There’s a saying within the FPL community – ‘when in doubt, captain Salah.’ Such has been the Liverpool star’s consistency and capacity for big hauls that leaving the armband on him is always a viable option regardless of the opponent.

Bruno Fernandes’ incredible start to life in the Premier League means he’s encroaching into that territory as an FPL asset.

Since his debut for Manchester United, he’s been involved in more goals than any other player in the league, scoring six and providing the assist for four. He’s always in the thick of things as well, averaging a shot every 22.7 minutes, a key pass every 45.4 minutes and a goal involvement every 68.2 minutes.

Like Salah, he’s become a good captain candidate regardless of the opposition. But GW33+ brings a particularly appealing opponent. Bournemouth are fresh from conceding four goals at home to a Newcastle side who, prior to the game, had the second worst scoring record in the league.

The Cherries have now picked up just one point from seven games and travel to Old Trafford with a

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England vs West Indies: A battle of two elite all-rounders in the form of Ben Stokes and Jason Holder

The first Test between England and the West Indies in Manchester will generate plenty of attention, not least in regards to the eagerly anticipated return of international cricket.

Among the many subplots that will unfold at Old Trafford on July 8 is the fact that the two sides will be led by the premier Test all-rounders of this era. With Joe Root giving the opening Test a miss to attend the birth of his second child, it will be Ben Stokes who will captain England for the first time in his career.

This turn of events means it will be the No1 and No2 ranked Test all-rounders who will greet each other at the toss in Manchester. While Stokes has been the flavour of the past year after his heroic World Cup and Ashes displays, it is West Indies skipper Jason Holder who is the top-ranked all-rounder currently and deservedly so at that.

Separated by just 153 days in age, Stokes and Holder are two players of talismanic abilities and contrasting personalities. Stokes is a global superstar, an IPL millionaire and man constantly in the spotlight for both good and bad reasons. Holder, on the other hand, barely hogs the limelight due to the minuscule media attention bestowed on West Indies cricket.

That they are the best in their respective roles in the game is not in doubt. But how do these two stalwarts compare against each other? We examine that below by taking into account their performances with both bat and ball.

BATTING

Ben Stokes

Innings: 115

Runs: 4056

Average: 36.54

100/50: 9/21

Jason Holder

Innings: 69

Runs: 1898

Average: 32.72

50/100: 3/8

The statistics suggest that Stokes is the better batsman, but the gap isn’t that wide. One thing that has to be considered is the Englishman regularly

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