World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic admitted in a statement Wednesday that he had committed “human error, certainly not deliberate” by wrongly stating on his arrival in Australia that he had not traveled during the 14 days preceding his flight.
The Serbian star of the little yellow ball also admitted in the text published on Instagram an “error of judgment” by receiving in person a journalist from the French daily L’Equipe on December 18, when he knew he was sick from Covid-19 , but he assured to have “respected social distancing and wore a mask”.
A decision that can weigh heavily
For the moment, Novak Djokovic, renamed “Novax Djocovid” on the web because of the vagueness he maintained on his vaccination status, is still awaiting the decision of the Australian justice.
Although he has resumed training and plans to participate in the Australian Open, which begins in less than a week, if Australia ultimately decides to reject Djoko’s visa, he will be forced to leave. territory and forgo pocketing a 21 Grand Slam tournament.