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The Australian Open keeps Djokovic and assigns him a Serbian rival in the first round

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Everything that surrounds the Australian Open is marked by the Novak Djokovic case. The Serbian tennis player has gotten into a problem that goes beyond sport and puts Serbian relations with Australia itself at risk.

On January 13, the organizers of the Australian Open decided to hold the draw for the pairings for the first round. It started an hour late, but there was no explanation and rumors suggested that they expected Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to rule earlier on the possible deportation of Djokovic.

Fate brought a Serbian cross between Djokovic (1) and Miomir Kecmanovic (78) in an unprecedented ATP duel to be played on January 17 at the Rod Laver track. Until then, the immigration minister will be able to decide what to do with the wayward Novak who has revolutionized Melbourne with his stance on the coronavirus.

There is a lot of pressure around this decision because the Australian authorities were the ones who allowed the medical exemption for the tennis player to enter the country and who were then detained and interrogated for eight hours. The customs officers’ forms were what led the judge to allow Djokovic to leave the refugee hotel and train on the slopes of Melbourne Park.

As a result of this, a series of events were unleashed that have put the Serbian athlete in serious difficulties, who could even lie in his declaration of entry into the country and that he himself has acknowledged when he said that there could have been “human errors” in his entry form . He has also claimed to have attended an interview in Belgrade knowing that he was suffering from COVID. Another fact that has caused the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, to warn her compatriot that failure to comply with the quarantine would mean a “serious violation” of the country’s laws.

Novak Djokovic

To all this, we must add the suspicions that have been raised from the German press that followed the results of the COVID-19 tests in which a serious alteration of days and hours is appreciated. It is pointed out that the Serbian Institute of Public Health presented the negative result first and then the positive one on December 26 and not on December 16, as has been commented.

And if that was not enough, Everything that surrounds the mystery about Djokovic’s coronavirus has splashed Spain, which has also opened an investigation to find out how the tennis player entered the country to train in Marbella in the last days of 2021.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration wonders how the Serbian arrived at the Puente Romano Tennis club in Marbella to train on January 2 and 3. The only reasons for a person to enter with exemptions is if they are considered highly skilled workers or that they participate in high-level sporting events or that they cannot perform their work elsewhere. It does not appear that any of this affects Djokovic, who had to have a complete vaccination certificate to enter Spain as a Serbian citizen.

Novak Djokovic

Everything indicates that private flights that land at Spanish airports are not reviewed with the zeal they should in times of pandemic. That could be the select safe-conduct that put Djokovic on Spanish soil and, from there, to Australia where he claimed not to have previously visited the Iberian Peninsula in yet another lie.

The Australian Open should keep the Serbian in contention because it would mean winning his 10th title and 21st Grand Slam of his career. To all this we must add a possible final with Nadal because the draw has separated their paths until January 30. And it remains to be seen how the public will receive him after the madness that broke out in the streets demanding his release by anti-vaccine groups.

The problem with Novak Djokovic is such that even Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sidestepped commenting that the decision on the tennis player’s visa rested with the Minister of Immigration and that he preferred not to comment.

Usama Younus

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