Novak Djokovic has acknowledged having committed human and judgment errors both in his documentation on his trip to Australia and in the acts he carried out last December with a Positive PCR. The world number 1 recognized his failure after having attended an interview with a sports medium knowing his contagion. The tennis player’s lawyers would have provided new documentation to the Australian Government and the ruling on his deportation could be postponed to this Thursday.
Djokovic acknowledged in a statement issued on social networks that: «I felt obliged to attend the interview with The team not to leave the journalist lying down, but I kept social distance and a mask all the time, except during the photographs. Returning home, I isolated myself and reflected. I made a mistake in judgment and I admit that I had to postpone the appointment.
About your event with children in Belgrade, which he allegedly performed having a positive CRP admitted that: ‘I attended a basketball game in Belgrade on December 14, after which several people were reported to have tested positive for COVID 19. Despite having no symptoms of COVID, I I did a rapid antigen test on December 16, which came back negative, and in an abundance of caution, an official and approved PCR test was also performed on the same day. The next day I attended a tennis event in Belgrade to give prizes to the children and had a rapid antigen test before going to the event, and it came back negative. ‘
A human error from your agent
Djokovic also blamed a human error in the documentation in which he assured that he had not traveled in the 14 days prior to his arrival in Australia, having been both in Spain and in Belgrade. “Regarding my travel statement, my support team sent it on my behalf, as I told the immigration officials upon my arrival, and my agent sincerely apologizes for the clerical error checking the wrong box about my previous trip before coming to Australia. This was human error and certainly not deliberate. We are living in difficult times in a global pandemic, and sometimes these mistakes can happen. Today my team has provided additional information to the Australian Government to clarify this matter, ”he stated.
Finally, he assured that he only wants to have the opportunity to compete against the best in Australia. “It is always an honor and a privilege to play at the Australian Open. The Australian Open is beloved by players, fans and the community, not just in Victoria and Australia, but around the world, and I just want the opportunity to compete against the best players in the world and perform against one of the best crowds in the world, “he said.