The Novak Djokovic lawyers reported this Saturday that their client had registered a positive in a PCR test on December 16, although the 'number one' of the ATP never reported that result to public opinion. Today, with the tennis player retained at a hotel in Melbourne waiting for a possible deportation by the Australian Government, the situation of Djokovic gets further closer to what happened over the last three weeks.
First, the deadline to request the sanitary exemption with which to access the oceanic country expired on December 10, six days before the positive of Nole. This data had become public through Tennis Australia Regulation, the organism that regulates the first major of the season. Likewise, the Government chaired by Scott Morrison had also warned Australia's Open that a pre-Covid infection would not be a sufficient factor to guarantee entry into the country who had not been vaccinated.
The act was held at noon on Friday, 17, as the Belgrade Tennis Federation itself was reported, which had restricted access only to the winners "due to sanitary measures linked to the pandemic". During the event, Milan Slavkovic, president of said body, presented Djokovic as an "icon" for everything he has achieved in sports and "all generosity he shows daily"
It must be remembered that on December 17, it was exactly a month for the beginning of Australia Open, where Djokovic set out to overcome the record that so far shares with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal. By then he did not have any type of document that allowed him to transfer the border.
Nole's last official match had registered on December 3, in the semifinals of the Davis Cup, resolved with victory against Croatian Marin Cilic (6-4, 6-2). From there he began a vacation period that allowed him to go to several public acts in the Serbian capital, as a match of Eurolega between the Red Star and Barcelona held on December 14 at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall (69-76) . That Tuesday, the great circuit dominator did not hesitate to photograph themselves with some of the bluegran players like Nigel Hayes-Davis, Nikola Mirotic or Kyle Kuric.Updated Date: 08 January 2022, 08:06