The Corona thriller about Novak Djokovic in the run-up to the Australian Open has not only been occupying the tennis world for days. Two Australian TV presenters gave free rein to their deep dislike of the world number one from Serbia – unknowingly live in front of the cameras.
It is still not clear whether Novak Djokovic will be allowed to participate in the Australian Open, which starts next Monday.
The decision of the Australian authorities is not expected before Thursday, the 34-year-old tennis star was already training in Melbourne.
New information from the 34-year-old Serb’s lawyers had postponed the time frame, said the office of Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke. Other documents had been submitted that could prove relevant to a possible cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.
Boris Becker and Co. criticize Novak Djokovic
For many tennis fans, especially in Australia, Djokovic has long been through. It was a “big mistake” that Djokovic had not been vaccinated against the corona virus, his ex-trainer Boris Becker also railed in front of some in a “Daily Mail” column and accused his former protégé of “stubbornness”.
The strange (and ultimately canceled) press conference by Djokovic’s family also drew a lot of criticism.
A moderator and a moderator of the Australian TV station “Channel 7” obviously also do not have a high opinion of Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic a ‘lying, insidious asshole’
Just stupid: The supposedly private conversation between the two about the 20-time Grand Slam winner took place in front of the cameras without their knowledge – and became a one-minute, tough reckoning with Djokovic.
Obviously, the duo thought they were on the commercial break, but they were on the air live. Djokovic is a “lying, insidious asshole,” the journalist rumbled, among other things.
Her colleague agreed: “Yeah, he’s an asshole.” Contrary to his statement to the Australian authorities, Djokovic had no “damn” corona disease, the moderator suspected. “He didn’t give a fuck. It was a fucking excuse.”
Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia last week because he was not vaccinated against the corona virus and the authorities did not have sufficient documentation of his medical exemption. Since border officials had not given him the agreed time for clarification, the decision was overturned during a court hearing last Monday. Since then, the Serb has been preparing for the Australian Open.