Australia entitled to throw out Djokovic: Shane Warne

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Melbourne: Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne said Novak Djokovic is a great player, but Australia is also allowed to kick the world’s number one men’s singles tennis player out of the country.

Djokovic admitted on Wednesday that he had an in-person media interview and photoshoot in December despite being COVID-19 positive. Djokovic, who took the ‘official and accepted’ PCR test on 16 December, also revealed that he was not informed of a positive PCR test result until after attending a tennis event in Belgrade on 17 December, where he presented prizes to children. Did it In the days above, the Serbian also underwent a rapid antigen test, which tested negative both times.

“Novak is a great tennis player and one of the greatest players of all time. No doubt about it. But he has been lying on the entry form, has been out in public when he knew he had covid and now has legal matters. He deserves not to be jab, but Oz deserves to throw him out! Agreed? #Shamball,” tweeted Shane Warne.

Djokovic fulfilled a ‘long-standing commitment’ to a media interview and photoshoot for a French daily at his Tennis Center in Belgrade on 18 December, after learning of the COVID positive result. However, Djokovic acknowledged that giving the interview was an error of judgment and acknowledged that he should have rescheduled the commitment.

The tennis star on Monday overturned the border officer’s preliminary decision to revoke her visa after winning her legal appeal on procedural grounds. Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Judge Anthony Kelly revoked Djokovic’s visa and confirmed that the twenty-time Grand Slam winner Serbian would be allowed to stay in Australia.

Warne had earlier also attacked Djokovic over his medical exemption and said that he was ashamed of being a Victorian.

First published:January 14, 2022, 11:58 am

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