Dijana Djokovic claims Novak wasn’t aware he was COVID-19 positive when he was attending events in Belgrade. The court documents showed Djokovic used a positive COVID-19 test from December 16 in his bid to secure a medical exemption for the Australian Open.
The problem was that Djokovic was spotted attending events in Belgrade in the day or two after his positive test. “He didn’t know it because when he realised that he [was] positive then he [went] to isolate. I really cannot say anything about that, but it’s maybe the best to ask him,” Dijana told Sunrise.
After Djokovic’s visa was reinstated, Dijana admitted she feared Immigration Minister Alex Hawks would use his powers to cancel the visa of the world No. 1. “I am very worried, but I don't what to think like that.
I just hope that it will stay like this: that he will be free and he will play," Dijana said.
‘The biggest win of Djokovic’s career’
“We celebrate the victory of our son, who has done nothing wrong, has not broken any law and has been harassed.
He fought vs. the system because he knows he had a valid visa," Dijana said after Novak got his visa reinstated. "It was so difficult at some moments. At some point he didn't have his mobile phone, we didn't know if he was ill or so.
Every mother in the word can understand what I mean. "He couldn't see the people dancing and singing but he could hear them and it helped him. It's the biggest win of his career, bigger than any Grand Slam."
After getting his visa reinstated, Djokovic shared a message on Instagram. "I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened,I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen.
I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans," Djokovic tweeted.