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Djokovic's Brother Shuts Down Press Conference After Being Asked About Novak Being Covid-19 Positive

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Djokovic's Brother Shuts Down Press Conference After Being Asked About Novak Being Covid-19 Positive

By Stewart Perrie

The brother of Novak Djokovic has ended a press conference after being asked a question about the tennis star's coronavirus history.

Djokovic's family fronted the media in Serbia to celebrate after the world number one male star was released from detention and was permitted to play in the Australian Open.

The Australian Border Force cancelled his visa because they believed he couldn't properly prove he was medically exempt from getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

During the appeal case in the Melbourne Federal Circuit Court, it was revealed that Djokovic thought he would be exempt because he had already contracted coronavirus last month.

His team believed he would have the same amount of antibodies as someone who has been double jabbed and would be free to play in the Grand Slam.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

During Djokovic's family press conference, a journalist asked Novak's brother Djordje: "Is it true that on 16th of December he tested positive and he knew he was positive for COVID?

The tennis player's sibling replied: "Yes the whole process was public and all the documents were public and legal."

Another reporter followed up with: "Was he then out on 17th of December in Belgrade?"

Djordje Djokovic first replied with a laugh and then added: "OK, so this press conference is adjourned. Thank you for attention. Thank you all, long live Novak, we are getting another title."

The December 17 date has been a thorn in Novak's backside since his visa drama was aired to the public.

His team has admitted the tennis player had tested for coronavirus on December 16 and then he uploaded photos of him at an event the following day.

Novak appeared at an event to unveil Serbian stamps with his face on it and he posed for photos without a mask.

According to the BBC, he also had photos of him taken with young players at the Novak tennis centre.

The news outlet says it's unclear whether Djokovic knew he was Covid-19 positive at the time.

Novak was also spotted out in Belgrade on December 25, according to The Guardian, which would be against Serbia's requirement to be isolated from the public for 14 days if you're Covid-19 positive.

The tennis star is now free to play in the Australian Open for now after the Melbourne Federal Circuit Court overturned the government's visa cancellation.

He said he's very thankful for everyone's support over the past few days.

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Topics: Tennis news, press conference, Video, vaccine, Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, watch, Australia, Covid-19

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