Novak Djokovic broke the silence

The voice of Novak Djokovic. The Serbian issued a statement after the many conjectures that were made after the hearing that enabled him to play the Australian Open and where there was speculation about his positive result and his presence in public.

On this, Novak Djokovic admitted to knowing that he was COVID-19 positive when he attended an interview last month. However, the world number one has denied knowledge of his positive result when he was at a tennis event with children in Belgrade the day before.

“I want to address the continued misinformation about my activities and attendance at events in December in the lead up to my positive COVID PCR test result,” Djokovic announced.

“I attended a basketball game in Belgrade on December 14, after which several people were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19.”

“Despite not having COVID symptoms, I had a rapid antigen test on December 16 that came back negative and, as a precaution, I also had an official PCR test approved that same day.”

“The next day I attended a tennis event in Belgrade to give prizes to children and I did a rapid antigen test before going to the event, and it was negative.”

“I was asymptomatic and feeling fine, and had not received notification of a positive PCR test result until after that event.”

“The next day, December 18, I was at my tennis center in Belgrade to fulfill a long-standing engagement for an interview and photo shoot with L’Equipe. I canceled all other events except the L’Equipe interview. “

“I felt compelled to go ahead and do the L’Equipe interview because I didn’t want to disappoint the journalist, but I made sure to socially distance myself and wear a mask, except when my photograph was being taken.”

“While I did go home after the interview to isolate myself for the required period, on second thought this was an error in judgment and I accept that I should have rescheduled this engagement.”

Furthermore, he admitted that he had incorrectly checked a box on his entry declaration that said that he had not traveled within 14 days of arriving in Australia, when in fact he had been to both Serbia and Spain.

“On the subject of travel declaration, my support team submitted this on my behalf, as I told immigration officials upon my arrival, and my agent sincerely apologizes for the clerical error in checking the wrong box about my travel. above before coming to Australia. “

“It was human error and certainly not deliberate. We are living in difficult times in a global pandemic, and sometimes these mistakes can happen. Today my team has provided additional information to the Australian government to clarify this matter. “

“Attached hereto and marked ND-2 is a true copy of my COVID-PCR test result issued by the Serbian Public Health Institute showing a positive COVID result dated December 16, 2021.”

“I want to address the continued misinformation about my activities and attendance at events in December in the lead up to my positive Covid PCR test result.”

“This is misinformation that needs to be corrected, particularly in order to alleviate the broader community concern about my presence in Australia, and to address issues that are very painful and troubling to my family.”