Djokovic detonates a bomb .. and apologizes for the mistakes of his lawyer!

Surprises continue to follow in the history of world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic. In a lengthy statement released on Wednesday, the Serbian star revealed details of his failure to self-isolate after testing positive.
for covid-19 last December.

He announced that his team had provided false information “regarding his activities after testing positive for COVID-19.

He also admitted that he was completely wrong when he attended an interview with L’Equipe newspaper on December 18 when he was infected with the virus, but at the same time he indicated that he “tried very seriously to protect everyone.”

My agent apologizes.

Further, he admitted that his agent made a mistake in filling out the form to travel to Australia and said: “My agent deeply apologizes for the administrative error by checking the wrong box regarding my previous trips before arriving. in Australia.

He went on to note that his team of assistants had provided information about his trips on his behalf.

Visa cancellation

The statement comes as Alex Hawke, Australia’s Immigration Minister, considers the possibility of canceling entry to world number one ahead of the Australian Open, which begins on January 17.

The minister’s office announced today, Wednesday, according to Reuters, that the tennis star’s defense team have provided extensive information regarding his visa to enter the country, which will affect the timing of the final decision to maintain or cancel their entry. Visa.

Hook is considering the possibility of revoking Djokovic’s visa after a district court ruled last Monday to overturn the previous government’s decision to cancel the famous tennis player’s entry into the country, in order to participate in the Australian Open.

Djokovic’s supporters (AFP)

“Djokovic’s lawyers have recently submitted a lot of information and documents which they believe relate to the possibility of his visa being revoked,” said a spokesperson for the immigration minister.

Confusion and controversy

This confusion comes amid a big debate over the Serbian player’s eligibility for medical exemption from the implementation of the country’s Corona virus vaccination requirements.

On Monday, the tennis star scored a surprise victory in his quest to stay in Australia and confirmed he still hopes to compete in the first tennis Grand Slam, after a federal judge ordered his immediate release from the detention center. passengers from Melbourne amid virus vaccination crisis. .

    Novak Djokovic (archives - AFP)

Novak Djokovic (archives – AFP)

However, things seem to have changed!

It should be noted that Djokovic, 34, traveled to Australia last Wednesday, to defend his title in the Australian Championship, which begins next Monday, and seeks the 21st title in major tournaments, revealing that he has achieved a medical dispensation. tournament organizers.

But the competent authorities detained him at the time in a hotel, considering that the grounds for exemption of the unvaccinated player did not meet the strict conditions imposed to enter their territory as part of the fight against Covid-19. , so his visa was refused and he was transferred to the Melbourne Travelers Detention Center.

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