- The world’s number one tennis player Novak Djokovic admits his mistake
- Big mistake when participating in newspaper interviews and photo shoots: Djokovic
- Novak attended events in his home country of Serbia last month despite being infected: report
The world’s number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, said he made the mistake of participating in a newspaper interview and photo shoot in Serbia last month, even after he was diagnosed with a coronavirus infection. Djokovic admitted that he should have isolated himself instead. Novak Djokovic has tried to explain how mistakes were made in his immigration documents upon his arrival in Melbourne last week. 20-year-old Australian player Tristan was practicing with Schoolkete.
He reportedly attended events in his home country of Serbia last month despite being infected and made mistakes on immigration forms to enter Australia that could still lead to the cancellation of his visa. Djokovic had reported on the form that he had not traveled for 14 days before taking a flight to Australia. The player, who lives in Monte Carlo, was seen in Spain and Serbia in this span of two weeks. In a statement posted on Instagram, Djokovic called the speculation “hurtful” and said he wanted to clear up the misinformation to reduce widespread public concern about his presence in Australia.
Djokovic said he underwent rapid tests that came back negative. Later, when a positive test came back, he took precautions even though he did not present any symptoms of the disease. Speaking about the mistake made in the travel documents, he said it was produced by his colleague team. Djokovic said: “My agent apologizes for the clerical error of checking the wrong box. This is human error and certainly unintentional.” He said: “The team has provided additional information to the Australian government to clarify this matter.” It was found to be -19 positive. Then he canceled or postponed all his commitments except for a very predetermined interview with the newspaper ‘L’Equipe’.
Djokovic said: “I made up my mind to honor that commitment. During this, however, I made sure to maintain social distance and wear a mask at all times, except when taking my picture. It was ‘my mistake in making a decision.’ Significantly, in Serbia, those infected with Kovid-19 must remain isolated for eight days or until the test is negative.
Let us tell you that the situation regarding the Australian Open and the defending champion’s participation in the first Grand Slam of the year from next Monday is still unclear. The court allowed Djokovic to stay in the country, but he has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and could still be deported.