The Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic, He has admitted this Wednesday to have made “human errors” in the documents to enter Australia and attend an interview with a sports medium after learning his positive in covid-19.
“I felt obliged to go to the interview with L’Equipe so as not to leave the journalist stranded, but I kept social distance and a mask all the time, except during the photographs. Upon returning home I isolated myself and reflected. I made a mistake in judgment and I admit that I had to postpone the appointment, “said the athlete in a statement published on social networks.
Djokovic assures that submitted on December 16 to a test to detect covid-19, the result of which he learned a day later after attending an event with young people, while the interview was on the 18th.
“He was asymptomatic and I was feeling fine and did not receive notification of my PCR test positive until after that event (with young people) “, has specified the number one racket in the world, who also points out that he previously underwent antigen tests as a precaution, which were negative.
The 34-year-old Serbian urged the media to correct misinformation posted regarding his activities “particularly in regards to the widespread community concern about my presence in Australia, and to address issues that are very hurtful and concerning to my family.”
“I was asymptomatic and I felt fine and I did not receive notification of my positive PCR test until after that event (with young people)”
Djokovic, who hopes to defend his title at the Australian Open from the 17thHe also assured that his agent made a “human error” when filling in the box on the trips that the athlete made in the 14 days prior to his arrival in the oceanic country.
The Australian government continues to consider his possible visa cancellation and subsequent deportation.
Meanwhile, immigration authorities are investigating -according to Australian media- if the tennis player lied upon entering Australia when he assured that he had not visited any third country in the previous two weeks, which could lead to his visa being canceled again.
The number one in the world was training in a few facilities in Sotogrande (Cádiz), according to his social networks, and traveled from Malaga to Australia, according to the president of the Serbian Olympic Committee, Borizadr Maljkovic.
The tennis player, who flew on January 4 stopover in Dubai, may have spent Christmas in Belgrade, according to some photos on social media.
Djokovic arrived last Wednesday in Melbourne with a medical exemption to vaccinate for having contracted Covid-19 in December, but customs agents denied him a visa and he was detained in a hotel while his lawyers filed an appeal.
A Melbourne court on Monday agreed with Djokovic, 34, and allowed him to enter the country, but there are still chances that he will be expelled from Australia, although it is unknown when the official decision will be known.