Offbeat Tennis - Open from Australia: Spain not informed of a recent presence of Djokovic on its territory
Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Held in Guarded Room in Australia After Reported Visa Mix-Up
Djokovic announced Tuesday that he had received a medical exemption to COVID vaccine requirements that would allow him to play in the upcoming Australian Open. © Juan Naharro/Getty Images for Lexus Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand against Marin Cilic of Croatia during the Davis Cup Semi Final match between Croatia and Serbia at Madrid Arena pavilion Monday in Madrid, Spain. Djokovic is reportedly being held in a room without being allowed to leave while an issue with his visa and a COVID vaccine medical exemption is figured out.
While Novak Djokovic was seen in Marbella at the end of December And that the Australian authorities are investigating whether the Serb made a mistaken statement on his arrival in Melbourne, the Spanish authorities have insured that they have no traces of the world number 1 at their territory.
The Novak Djokovic case always becomes a state of state. while the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic had shown himself little to take against Australia about the world's number 1 treatment as a result of the cancellation of his visa, they are now the Spanish authorities who are mixed with this case. Indeed, according to the Australian daily The Herald Sun, an investigation is underway to determine whether Novak Djokovic did not make a false statement on its entry form in the territory of Australia. To the question concerning the fact of traveling within fourteen days preceding his flight to Melboune, the Serb responded by the negative. However, according to some publications on social networks, Novak Djokovic had been seen in Serbia around December 25 and then in Marbella, more specifically at the Sototennis Academy, December 31st.
Explainer: Why Novak Djokovic was not let into Australia
Top-ranked men’s tennis player had visa cancelled after arriving in Melbourne for the Australian Open.He might not get the chance to pursue that mark at the Australian Open when play begins in Melbourne on January 17.
Video: Djokovic stopped at the Australian border: the number one world fixed on his fate Monday (Dailymotion)
Spain has "not trace" of Djokovic
which would affirm that the world number 1 has Traveled from Serbia to Spain in the two weeks preceding his arrival in Australia. Present at the press conference This Tuesday, a few hours after the publication of the article in the Australian press of the possible fault of Novak Djokovic, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs did not escape a question on the subject. " I have not trace of the presence of Djokovi ," said José Manuel Albares against the press. We have not been contacted by the Australian government for a request on these documents. "However, if the Australian authorities wish to trace precisely the aisles and coming from Novak Djokovic in the days preceding his flight to Melbourne, the Spanish authorities could be solicited , which could be prejudicial to the Serb. The elements already available on this subject are shouting.
TIMELINE: Djokovic's failed bid to play in Australian Open .
Novak Djokovic’s attempt to play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated against COVID-19 came to an end when a court upheld a government minister's rejection of his visa. The unanimous ruling from three Federal Court judges in Melbourne on Sunday came the day before Djokovic was scheduled to begin his title defense at a Grand Slam tournament he’s won a record nine times. The Australian government twice canceled a visa held by the 34-year-old from Serbia and Djokovic’s lawyers appealed twice.