Novak Djokovic faces Covid issues in THREE countries


NOVAK Djokovic faces a flurry of new questions over allegations that the tennis ace broke Covid rules in three countries.

Djokovic may have broken Spain’s emergency travel rules when he visited Marbella last month, a report claims.

Novak Djokovic was at a basketball match between Belgrade and Barcelona on December 14

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Novak Djokovic was at a basketball match between Belgrade and Barcelona on December 14Credit: Getty
Djokovic on a tennis court in Marbella days before arriving in Australia

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Djokovic on a tennis court in Marbella days before arriving in AustraliaCredit: Reuters
Djokovic was stopped by Aussie Border Force officials on January 5

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Djokovic was stopped by Aussie Border Force officials on January 5Credit: AP

The Daily Mail says the 20-time Grand Slam champion may not meet the country’s entry requirements.

Spanish diplomatic sources are said to have confirmed that Djokovic failed to seek approval before leaving Belgrade after Christmas. The government last night ordered an investigation.

It comes as tennis is still facing deportation from Australians due to not being vaccinated and for submitting a false travel statement.

Djokovic’s PR team declined to comment, citing the “sensitivity and complexity” of the case.

The Serb admitted that he broke the isolation rules after testing positive for Covid-19 and said it was a “rating error”.

In an Instagram post, the Serbian tennis star has confessed that he met with a journalist two days after he tested positive in Belgrade before his arrival Down Under.

He wrote: “I would like to emphasize that I have tried very hard to ensure the safety of all and my compliance with test obligations.

“I participated in a basketball match in Belgrade on December 14, after which it was reported that a number of people were tested positive with Covid-19.

“Despite no Covid symptoms, I took a rapid antigen test on December 16, which was negative, and with great caution, I also took an official and approved PCR test the same day.

“The next day I attended a tennis event in Belgrade to present prizes to children and took a quick antigen test before going to the event, it was negative.

“I was asymptomatic and well, and I had not received the message of a positive PCR test until after that incident.

“The next day, December 18, I was in my tennis center in Belgrade to fulfill a long-standing commitment to an L’Equipe interview and photo shoot. I canceled all other events.

“I felt obligated to go ahead and complete the L’Equipe interview as I did not want to let down the journalist.

“[I ensured] I distanced myself socially and wore a mask, except when my picture was taken. “

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Djokovic’s statement also addressed the huge flaw in his travel statement, published by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia earlier this week.

The anti-waxxer ticked off by claiming he had not traveled to other countries in the 14 days prior to his departure for the Australian Open in Melbourne.

He attributed the “human error” on behalf of his agent.

“Regarding the issuance of my travel statement, this was submitted by my support team on my behalf – as I told the immigration authorities on my arrival – and my agent sincerely apologizes for the administrative error by ticking the wrong box about my previous trip , before I came to Australia. “

“This was a human error and certainly not conscious. We live in challenging times in a global pandemic, and sometimes these errors can occur.”

A timeline of Djokovic's itinerary prior to his arrival in Melbourne

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A timeline of Djokovic’s itinerary prior to his arrival in Melbourne
Djokovic poses with young people at an event with the Tennis Association of Belgrade on December 17

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Djokovic poses with young people at an event with the Tennis Association of Belgrade on December 17Credit: Instagram

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