Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 6:48 p.m.
In the Instagram post, Novak Djokovic Explains what happened after receiving a positive PCR test on December 16th. He says he was unaware of the test results during the children’s premiere (December 17), but admits that he gave an interview to L’Equipe and took a photo on December 18 knowing he had COVID.
“On December 14th I attended a bachelorette contest and after that more people were reported to be tested positive for Covit-19.
The next day, I attended that event in Belgrade to reward the kids, and before that I did a quick test, which was negative.
I was asymptomatic and feel better, I did not get PCR test results after that event.
The next day, December 18, I went to my tennis center in Belgrade to fulfill L’Equipe’s long-standing promise: to do an interview and take a photo. I have canceled all my other events.
Not wanting to deceive the journalist I was forced to give that interview, but except for the moments of the photo shoot I kept the distance and wore the mask.
When I went home to isolate myself, by the rules, I thought about what I had done and realized that I had misunderstood and had to reschedule the interview.
Get medical exemption and participate in it Australian Open RoundDjokovic showed a positive on the Covit-19 test on December 16, 2021. The next day, he attended the indoor awards ceremony for young tennis players at his academy in Belgrade, and at L’Equipe’s photo shoot on December 18.
Djokovic also said that his team had submitted a false report on his behalf, which was completed on January 1, prior to his trip to Australia.
“My agent sincerely apologizes for the administrative mistake of checking the wrong box about my previous trip before coming to Australia. This is human error and certainly not intentional,” he added.
Djokovic said he had “provided additional information to the Australian Government to clarify the issue” but did not comment further, “with the utmost respect for the Australian Government and its officials and the current process.”