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Nojak Djokovic was pictured at an award ceremony and meeting fans a day after his legal team claims he tested positive for Covid.
Djokovic's lawyers claim the tennis star had a medical exemption to enter Australia for the Australian Open after testing positive for the virus last month.
A PCR test submitted to the courts as part of the 34-year-old's deportation case claims he tested positive on December 16.
Images have now emerged showing Djokovic allegedly mingling at the Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Serbia on December 17.
There’s more:— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) January 8, 2022
On December 17th, the day *after* Djokovic’s purported positive PCR test on December 16th, Djokovic attended an award ceremony for children at the Novak Tennis Center.
Many posts from the kids there posing for pictures with him that day, again masklessly indoors. pic.twitter.com/2ecOSwA7lU
It's currently unknown if Djokovic knew he had Covid when attending the ceremony and having his photograph taken.
The situation kicked off on Thursday when Djokovic's visa was cancelled as he attempted to enter Australia.
He's since been placed in a $109-per-night hotel as he awaits his deportation case on Monday.
Australian Border Force say the world number one ‘failed to provide appropriate evidence’ and say previous infection isn't enough to grant exemption.
90% of the adult Australia population are vaccinated and travel permitted between states is still strict.
Djokovic is one of the greatest tennis players of all time and has racked up 20 Grand Slam wins in his career.
He's won nine Australian Open titles and has come out on top in the last three.
It's been claimed Djokovic made a number of requests upon being put in the hotel, which is occupied by refugees and asylum seekers.
Djokovic is said to have requested a personal chef due to his intolerance to gluten as well as a move to a private apartment with a tennis court.
Happy New Year! Wishing you all health, love & joy in every moment & may you feel love & respect towards all beings on this wonderful planet.— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 4, 2022
I’ve spent fantastic quality time with loved ones over break & today I’m heading Down Under with an exemption permission. Let’s go 2022! pic.twitter.com/e688iSO2d4
He hopes to still play in the Australian Open, which starts on January 17, and wanted to stay in top condition for the tournament.
Both of the requests were rejected however.
Djokovic's father claims his son has been treated like Jesus and 'crucified' throughout the entire ordeal.
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