Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who spoke out on several occasions against being vaccinated against the coronavirus, admitted this Wednesday who made “human errors” in the documents to enter Australia and having attended an interview with a sports media after knowing his positive for covid-19.

The positive of covid and the interview with L’Equipe

“I felt obliged to go to the interview with L’Equipe so as 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, “said the athlete in a statement posted on social networks.

Djokovic assures that he underwent a test on December 16 to detect if he had covid-19 whose result he learned a day later after attending an event with young people, while the interview was on the 18th.

“I was asymptomatic and feeling fine and I did not receive notification of my positive PCR test until after that event. (with young people) “, said the number one in the world, who also pointed out that he had previously undergone antigen tests as a precaution, which were negative.

The 34-year-old Serb urged the media to correct published misinformation regarding his activities “particularly as it relates to widespread community concern about my presence in Australia, and to address issues that are very hurtful. and worrisome for my family. “

The entrance to Australia

Djokovic, who hopes to defend his title at the Australian Open from the 17th, also assured that his agent cYou made a “human error” when filling in the travel box performed by the athlete in the 14 days prior to his arrival in the oceanic country.

The Australian government continues to consider its 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 facility 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 Djokovic case

The tennis player, who flew on January 4 with a stopover in Dubai, could have spent Christmas in Belgrade, according to some photos on social networks.

Djokovic arrived in Melbourne last Wednesday with a medical exemption to be vaccinated for having contracted covid-19 in December, but the customs agents denied him the visa and he was held in a hotel while his lawyers filed an appeal.

A Melbourne court agreed with Djokovic on Monday and allowed him into 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.

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