Misinformation in the entry form could prevent world number one Novak Djokovic from retaining his Australian Open title next Monday, according to his response to his travels over the past two weeks before arriving in Melbourne.
In the last 14 days before he left for Australia, he answered “no” in a form released on Tuesday in response to a common question about travel documents if he traveled or was traveling somewhere.
However, posts on social media say otherwise. This shows that the Serbian, who lives in Monte Carlo, was in the Serbian capital Belgrade and later in Marbella, Spain, 14 days before he arrived in Melbourne.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawk said he could still be deported after the Australian government inflicted heavy losses on Djokovic in court on Monday for revoking his entry visa into the country for failing to meet conditions related to the corona virus infection for not receiving the vaccine. Number one.
If Djokovic is found to have lied in his entry form he will have reason to do so.
The travel form clearly states that “giving false or misleading information is a serious offense” and that a three-year ban can be imposed on entry into Australia.
Djokovic was spotted with Serbian handball player Peter Zurdik in Belgrade on December 25, and the photo appeared on the latter’s Instagram account.
There seems to be undeniable evidence that he traveled to Spain on New Year’s Day. On January 2, the local newspaper Diorio Sur photographed Djokovic playing at the Puente Romano Club in Sierra Blanca, Marbella, where he was staying in a villa.
On December 31, the Choto Tennis Academy also released a video of player training in Marbella, tweeting, “If possible, we can make sure Djokovic is ready for the Australian Open.”
Nolly, 34, arrived in Melbourne on the 5th of this month after receiving a medical exemption from competition organizers, starting a legal battle before his visa was revoked at the airport, and on Monday ordered a federal judge to overturn the verdict.
Prior to his arrival in Australia two weeks ago, Djokovic was found in Belgrade on December 16 suffering from Kovit-19, which is why he was granted medical exemption.
However, the matter also sparked controversy, the next day (December 17) after he paid tribute to the young Serbian players without a mask in Belgrade, according to photos released by the Serbian Tennis Federation on social media. Two days later, on the 18th of the particular month, he also had a photo session with the French newspaper L’Equipe.
His brother Jordzi confirmed that Novak was injured on December 16 and asked, “Was he in public when he was injured on December 17?” When asked by a journalist, he replied, “The press conference is over.”
Since leaving Melbourne’s passenger detention center on Monday, Djokovic has continued his work as if everything was normal and trained ahead of next Monday’s match.
But, he will see whether these videos or the misinformation in the form will disqualify him from participating in the competition.
Djokovic said his support team had completed the form required to travel to Australia and that an “administrative error” had occurred when checking the “No” box to the question of where he had gone in the last 14 days before arriving in Australia.
The Serbian player added, “This is a human error and certainly not intentional. We live in challenging times in the light of global epidemics, and sometimes these mistakes happen.”
Djokovic, who is eager to win his 21st Grand Slam title, said his defense team had submitted additional information and documents to the Australian government today to clarify the situation.
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