Djokovic reveals reason for medical exemption

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Novak Djokovic's lawyers person confirmed his aesculapian exemption exertion to play astatine the Australian Open was based connected him having recovered from COVID-19 infection.

In submissions filed successful tribunal connected Saturday, Djokovic's ineligible squad states the Serbian superstar had tested affirmative for coronavirus connected December 16.

The corruption was not publically announced astatine the time.

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Novak Djokovic's lawyers person confirmed his aesculapian exemption exertion to play astatine the Australian Open was based connected him having recovered from COVID-19 corruption (Getty)

Lawyers accidental 14 days aft the test, Djokovic "had not had a fever oregon respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 successful the past 72 hours" and accent his aesculapian exemption was granted by 2 autarkic bodies, disconnected the backmost of ATAGI's recommendations.

Djokovic's lawyers besides assertion that helium received a missive from Australia's Department of Home Affairs indicating that helium met the conditions for quarantine-free question to Australia.

The defending AO champion is presently being detained successful a Melbourne edifice until his bid to stay successful Australia is heard successful tribunal connected Monday.

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However, his lawyers accidental Djokovic, 34, has asked to beryllium moved from the edifice lockdown truthful helium tin statesman grooming for the AO.

Also successful the documents, lawyers assertion Djokovic was held for questioning astatine Melbourne Airport for astir 8 hours earlier being whisked distant to the Park Hotel.

They are arguing Djokovic was denied just process and entree to his ineligible squad during the airdrome grilling.

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The documents amusement that connected 4.11am connected Thursday, aft flying from Dubai, Djokovic "was purportedly fixed a announcement of volition to see cancellation" of his visa.

An interrogation past began astatine 6.07am and astatine 7.29am the determination was made to cancel his visa, with Djokovic notified of the determination moments earlier astatine 7.42am.

Djokovic besides tested affirmative for COVID-19 successful 2020 aft the ill-fated Adria Tour accumulation tournament.

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