The best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, whose Australian lawyers claim that he was positive for the corona virus on December 16, attended the ceremony held in Belgrade in honor of young Serbian players the next day without a mask, Agence France-Presse reported today.
In a statement issued on December 17, the Belgrade Tennis Association announced that it had awarded trophies and diplomas to “the best tennis player on the planet” and “holder of 20 Grand Slam titles”.
“Only the awarded children attended the cup ceremony held at the ‘Novak’ Tennis Center in Belgrade due to health measures related to the corona virus pandemic,” the statement said.
Several photos have been published in which Djokovic poses with union officials and about twenty children. None of them are wearing a protective mask in the photos.
AFP states that most Serbian media published news from that event.
Also, the day before, on December 16, Djokovic attended an event at the Serbian Post, where a stamp with his image was ceremoniously presented.
On December 16, the best tennis player in the world was also a participant in the panel “Through the Champions” organized by his Foundation, where the speakers were trophy basketball player Sonja Vasić and Partizan coach Željko Obradović.
Djokovic traveled to Australia in the middle of this week after receiving a medical exemption from vaccination in order to participate in the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, but his visa was revoked upon his arrival in Melbourne. He has since been in the immigration reception center in Melbourne, where he is awaiting a court decision on appeal.
The Australian Open starts on January 17, and Djokovic is the nine-time champion of that tournament.