One day after a positive Covid test, Novak Djokovic was photographed maskless at a public event.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC is fighting for entry into Australia ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year.
One day after his allegedly positive Covid test in December, Novak Djokovic was photographed without a mask at a public event.
According to reports, the Serb’s lawyers intend to use the test in question to validate his medical exemption, which was supposed to allow him to enter Australia and compete in the Australian Open this month.
Djokovic remains detained in a Melbourne detention center after his visa was revoked upon entering the country.
The 34-year-old has previously spoken out against being vaccinated and refused to disclose his vaccination status.
His camp believed that a medical exemption would allow him to enter Australia, but border officials demanded more information.
Djokovic has won the Australian Open nine times, the last three in a row.
When his appeal against his visa cancellation is heard on Monday, he could be deported.
Court documents released on Saturday revealed that his medical exemption to enter Australia was based on a positive PCR test on December 16.
Two separate, independent medical panels granted the exemption shortly before the new year.
However, public outcry has resurfaced in the wake of photos of Djokovic wearing no mask at a public event, which were posted to his Twitter account on December 17, one day after his alleged positive test.
Djokovic was in Belgrade for an award ceremony and an event commemorating his own postal stamp.
Onlookers now wonder if he disobeyed isolation rules after testing positive, or if his positive test was valid to begin with.
According to reports, his infection was documented by Serbia’s Institute of Public Health.
While authorities prepare to hear Djokovic’s case before reaching a decision, the 20-time Grand Slam winner will remain in detention in Melbourne, as Czech player Renata Voracova did when her visa was revoked in Australia.
“I’m in a room and I can’t go anywhere,” she said before leaving the country to DNES and Sport.
“My window is completely shut; I can only open it five centimeters.”
“There are also guards everywhere, including under the window, which is quite amusing.”
Maybe they thought I’d jump and flee.
“They are the ones.”
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