Rules breached

Djokovic admits to ‘error of judgement’ over test

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Novak Djokovic said he should have rescheduled interview

Novak Djokovic has admitted breaching isolation rules when he met a journalist for an interview two days after he tested Covid positive on 16 December.

“I accept that I should have rescheduled,” he wrote in an Instagram post. He also said he attended an awards event with children in Belgrade on 17 December, but said he didn’t know he was infected until afterwards. 

His public statement comes amid claims of inconsistencies in the tennis star’s test results from Serbia which could create new visa problems for the world number one.

He owned up to conducting an in-person interview with French newspaper L’Équipe knowing he was positive, a mistake he put down to an “error in judgement”.

He also admitted his agent made an administrative error and accidentally ticked an incorrect box about his travel history.

“I want to address the continuing misinformation about my activities and attendance at events in December in the lead-up to my positive Covid test result,’ he said.

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