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Tested positive for Covid on December 16, Djokovic participated in an event on the 17th without wearing a mask


New controversy in sight for Novak Djokovic. While his Australian lawyers believe he can be exempted from vaccination because he tested positive for Covid-19 on December 16, a publication by the Belgrade Tennis Federation on social networks questions his behavior.

The publication shows that he attended the next day, without a mask, a ceremony in honor of young Serbian players, organized in the country’s capital. In a statement released on December 17 at the end of the day, the Belgrade Tennis Federation announced on its Facebook page that “The best tennis player on the planet” and “Holder of 20 Grand Slam titles” awarded cups and diplomas to young players.

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“Only the awarded children attended the presentation of the cups which took place in the Novak tennis center” in Belgrade “Because of the health measures linked to the coronavirus pandemic”, we read there.

Djokovic’s lawyers claim he contracted Covid-19 in December

All without a mask

The post contains several photos of Djokovic posing with federation officials and around 20 teenagers, all without a mask. “The President of the Belgrade Tennis Federation Milan Slavkovic presented Novak Djokovic with an icon for all he has accomplished in tennis, in sport in general, for all the success and generosity he shows on a daily basis worldwide “, continues the text.

Most Serbian media reported the ceremony on December 17. Djokovic also attended the day before – the day of his positive test – another public event: the presentation of a tribute stamp to his effigy by the Serbian post. He himself posted a photo of it on Instagram.

Vaccine exemption, visa error, threat of deportation: Novak Djokovic’s crazy week in Australia

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Djokovic traveled to Australia in the middle of the week after obtaining a medical exemption from the vaccination requirement to participate in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, but his visa was canceled on his arrival. and he has since been in a detention center in Melbourne awaiting the examination of his appeal on Monday morning.

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This 2022 edition of the Australian Open is of historic significance for the world No. 1: he would seek a historic 21st Grand Slam coronation, which would allow him to overtake his two historic rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.



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