Novak Djokovic and his entourage have refused to answer questions about the Serbian’s positive COVID-19 test and his alleged lack of isolation after diagnosis.
Djokovic, whose visa was canceled by the country’s federal government upon arrival in Australia for not being vaccinated, got the decision overturned during a landmark hearing on Monday and is currently free to compete for his 10th Australian Open crown.
Before Australian authorities initially took away his visa, Djokovic submitted medical records revealing that he received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 on December 16.
However, Djokovic was seen taking photos with children on December 17 at an event at the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade, just one day after registering the positive test for coronavirus.
During a press conference of the Djokovic family on Monday night, in which Novak was not present, Brother Djordje and the rest of the family closed the question and answer session after a reporter asked about the positive test and Novak’s subsequent moves the next day.
“This press conference is suspended at this time,” Djordje said as the Djokovic family got up and walked away from the reporters.
Djokovic himself posted on social media to express his joy at the reinstatement of his Australian visa, but he has yet to answer any questions about his December 19 COVID-19 diagnosis.
I am pleased and grateful that the judge reversed the cancellation of my visa. Despite everything that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete. @ Australia Open
I’m still focused on that. I flew here to play one of the biggest events we have in front of the amazing fans. ???? pic.twitter.com/iJVbMfQ037
– Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 10, 2022
“I am pleased and grateful that the judge reversed the cancellation of my visa,” Djokovic wrote.
“Despite everything that’s happened, I want to stay and try to compete in the Australian Open. I’m still focused on that.”
“I flew here to play one of the biggest events that we have in front of the amazing fans.
“I can’t say more for now, but THANK YOU all for supporting me in all of this and encouraging me to stay strong.”
While the Serb is currently free to compete in next week’s Australian Open, an Australian government lawyer indicated after the hearing verdict that Djokovic could still have his visa canceled if Immigration Minister Alex Hawke He decides to exercise his personal power to eliminate the 34-year-old player. -old.
If Djokovic’s visa is canceled in this way, he will be barred from entering Australia for the next three years.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under fire for his handling of the Djokovic saga.