Serbian Officials state, Novak Djokovic’s COVID-19 tests were legal

Top-seeded Serb was deported from Australia following vaccination controversy and couldn’t appear at the first Grand Slam of the year.

Serbia’s prosecutor office has stated that tennis player Novak Djokovic’s COVID-19 tests were legal and no proof indicates that those tests were falsified, according to an inquiry by the country’s health ministry, reports Agence France-Presse. 

The Serbian 20-times Grand Slam champion was deported from Australia following his visa cancellation twice. The player was eying to defend his 21st Grand Slam in the Australian Open but the losing bid in court for appearing at the first Grand Slam of the year crushed his dreams of his 21st major that Rafael Nadal clinched in Melbourne.

Now, the Serbian authorities said on Wednesday after a string of media reports questioned the authenticity of the documents that the COVID-19 tests submitted to Australian officials were legal.

Nine times Australian Open champion Novak couldn’t appear at the tournament reasoned COVID-19 vaccination controversy despite getting a medical exemption.

“It was established that Novak Djokovic was tested multiple times and the…test results from December 16 and December 22 were valid,” asserted the statement from the office.

BBC earlier had publicized a report that stated “doubt” about the tests after which, the statement was released to support Djokovic’s tests documents but they have not answered directly to the allegations imposed by BBC or any other.

Rafael Nadal gained the No. 5 spot from 6, after winning the Australian Open 2022 title the previous week in Melbourne defeating World No. 2 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev while Djokovic is still at top of the ATP Singles rankings for a record of 358 weeks.

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