Novak Djokovic Australian Open drama to be shown in Netflix docuseries

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Novak Djokovic Australian Open drama to be shown in Netflix docuseries

The Novak Djokovic drama is set to be captured in a Netflix docuseries, Sportsmail understands. Per Sportsmail, a film crew is already in Australia and filming content related to the Djokovic visa drama. After being granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open, Djokovic flew to Australia.

Upon his arrival to Australia, Djokovic had his visa cancelled by the Australian Border Force. Djokovic was then transported to an immigration hotel, where he spent the new few days. Djokovic appealed the decision and won his appeal as the judge reinstated the visa of the world No.


Djokovic admitted to attending an event while positive

The court documents showed Djokovic used a positive COVID-19 test from December 16 to apply for a medical exemption. The problem was that Djokovic was spotted attending events in Belgrade on December 17 and 18.

“I want to emphasise that I have tried very hard to ensure the safety of everyone and my compliance with testing obligations. I attended a basketball game in Belgrade on 14 December after which it was reported that a number of people tested positive with COVID 19.

Despite having no COVID symptoms, I took a rapid antigen test on 16 December which was negative, and out of an abundance of caution, also took an official and approved PCR test on that same day," Djokovic said in a statement.

"The next day I attended a tennis event in Belgrade to present awards to children and took a rapid antigen test before going to the event, and it was negative. I was asymptomatic and felt good, and I had not received the notification of a positive PCR test result until after that event.

"I felt obliged to go ahead and conduct the L’Equipe interview as I didn’t want to let the journalist down, but did ensure I socially distanced and wore a mask except when my photograph was being taken. "While I went home after the interview to isolate for the required period, on reflection, this was an error of judgement and I accept that I should have rescheduled this commitment”.