Djokovic’s brother closes press conference after being asked whether Novak tested positive for Covid-19
Novak Djokovic’s brother ended a press conference after being asked about the tennis star’s coronavirus story.
The Djokovic family press conference ended abruptly after Novak’s brother was asked about the positive COVID test Novak obtained on December 16, which was revealed in court. : point down: pic.twitter.com/wLdkqXbeg1
– Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 10, 2022
Djokovic’s family have faced the media in Serbia to celebrate after the world number one male star was released from detention and allowed to play at the Australian Open.
The Australian Border Force canceled his visa because they believed he could not properly prove that he was medically exempt from getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
During the appeal case to the Federal Circuit Court in Melbourne, it was revealed that Djokovic believed he would be exempt as he had already contracted coronavirus last month.
His team believed he would have the same amount of antibodies as someone who received a double hit and would be free to play in the Grand Slam.
At Djokovic’s family press conference, a reporter asked Novak’s brother Djordje: “Is it true that on December 16 he tested positive and knew he was positive for COVID?” ?
The tennis player’s brother replied, “Yes, the whole process was public and all documents were public and legal.”
Another journalist went on to say: “Was it then released on December 17 in Belgrade?”
Djordje Djokovic first responded with a laugh and then added: “Okay, so this press conference is adjourned. Thank you for your attention. Thank you all, long live Novak, we get another title.”
The date of December 17 has been a thorn in Novak’s back since his visa drama first aired to the public.
His team admitted the tennis player was tested for coronavirus on December 16, then uploaded photos of him at an event the next day.
An honor to receive my own Serbian stamp. Thank you to my generous country for this rare gift! I am humiliated !! Happy to share, we will partner with the Serbian National Postal Service on @novakfoundation projects so that every child has the opportunity to go to kindergarten: pray: pic.twitter.com/Ww8Zma95NU
– Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) December 17, 2021
Novak appeared at an event to unveil Serbian stamps with his face on and he posed for photos without a mask.
According to the BBC, he also had pictures of himself taken with young players at the Novak tennis center.
The outlet says it is not clear whether Djokovic knew he tested positive for Covid-19 at the time.
Novak was also spotted in Belgrade on December 25, according to The Guardian, which would be contrary to Serbia’s requirement to be isolated from the public for 14 days if you test positive for Covid-19.
The tennis star is now free to play at the Australian Open for the time being after the federal court in Melbourne overturned the government’s visa cancellation.
He said he was very grateful for everyone’s support over the past few days.