Djokovic facing claims he misled authorities
Novak Djokovic’s participation at the Australian Open remains in jeopardy after it emerged it may have misled the authorities about his movements before entering the country.
The tennis world number one is alleged to have made a false declaration when he said he had not travelled outside his Serbian homeland in the two weeks before he arrived in Australia.
Court documents released as part of the row over Djokovic’s visa show his travel declaration form stated he would not travel to any other countries in the 14 days prior to boarding his flight to Australia on 4 January.
In answer to the question: ‘Have you travelled, or will you travel, in the 14 days prior to your flight to Australia?’ whoever filled out the form selected ‘no’.
However, Djokovic appeared in Marbella, Spain on 2 January, according to reports according to Australian media reports.