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Staying with Novak Djokovic’s mother for a moment, and Dijana Djokovic says if her son was COVID-positive when he interacted with the community at events, he probably did not yet know he was carrying the virus.

As previously reported, Djokovic’s lawyers say the world No.1 tested positive for coronavirus on December 16.

In the days that followed, he was pictured at European events – at one time, maskless – and the tennis player’s brother later refused to answer questions about those attendances.

Speaking on Sunrise earlier today, Ms Djokovic said her son probably did not know he was positive.

“He didn’t know it because when he realised that he [was] positive then he [went] to isolate,” she said.

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“I really cannot say anything about that, but it’s maybe the best to ask him.”

Federal authorities have also questioned a discrepancy on Djokovic’s Australian travel declaration.

On the form, Djokovic stated he had not travelled in the 14 days prior to his January 6 arrival in Australia. Djokovic had been in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on Christmas Day and was then spotted training in Marbella, Spain, on December 31 and again on January 2 according to Spanish media.

“I cannot say [whether or not he travelled] because I am not into it – I don’t know exactly the whole issues,” Ms Djokovic said.

“I’m reading in the newspapers. I didn’t talk [with Novak about that]. What I can say [is that] Judge Kelly had seven hours to listen to both sides and then he decided that Novak is free. So for me, this is [a] closed book.”



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