The lawyers of Novak Djokovic have claimed the Serbian is allowed to enter the Australian Open 2022 owing to him testing positive for COVID last month
Refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine, Novak Djokovic didn’t refrain from gloating about how he had been given a special medical exemption to play in the showpiece tournament.
The news sparked a colossal backlash in Australia, a country reeling under a hoard of COVID cases with the land under lockdown for scores of days. The decision to allow the Serbian to partake in the Australian Open despite his anti-vax stance was lambasted by Australians with Djokovic subsequently being detained at the Melbourne Airport.
Novak Djokovic Had COVID In December Claim Lawyers In A Bid To Get Him To The Australian Open 2022
We was then questioned for nine hours with his visa being denied owing to the player inability to provide proper documents to support his medical exemption. The Serbian who is since self isolating has been ordered to be deported with his lawyers filing a plea against the decision.
His lawyers have gone onto claim that Djokovic should be permitted entry into Australia owing to him already having tested positive for the disease back last month. According to court documents, the world number 1 had tested positive for COVID-19 on December 16 with his lawyers saying, “The date of the first positive Covid PCR test was recorded on 16 December 2021.”
Djokovic’s injunction request against the visa cancellation was listed for hearing on Thursday in the Federal Circuit and Family Court before a judge decided to schedule it for Monday. The player has since also had a request for a personal chef, tennis coach and apartment clobbered.
He has sent out a message meanwhile, one where he thanked his fans for their support.