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Tennis | Australian Open: Michael Stich on Novak Djokovic: “No tennis player is bigger than sport” – Australian Open – tennis

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After the world number one from Serbia had been refused entry to Australia due to a lack of vaccination, he had presented a medical permit. After a corona infection in December, he was freshly recovered. However, there are video recordings that show him on an official occasion on the day he was allegedly infected.

“It all doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t all fit together. And only Novak Djokovic could resolve it.”
– Michael Stich

And then there are also questions about his immigration forms. Apparently, his information about his travel activities in the run-up to the Australia trip is not correct.

But the fact is: the court set Djokovic free. Until then, like rejected asylum seekers, he had had to stay in a hotel for people obliged to leave the country. The Serb then immediately resumed training for the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Press conference canceled by the family

“It all doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t all fit together,” said Michael Stich in an interview with ARD Tagesthemen on Monday and added: “At the end of the day, he’s the only one who could resolve it.”

But the Serb himself is silent. A press conference scheduled by his family on Monday was cut short when a journalist asked a question about all the inconsistencies.

Immigration minister remains silent

For Stich it is clear: “A number one in tennis or whatever sport has no exceptional rights. And no athlete is greater than sport.” The hamburger is annoyed about the legal tug-of-war that has now arisen. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke could, by virtue of his office, revoke the superstar’s visa. “In accordance with due process, Secretary Hawke will look into the matter carefully,” a spokesman said on Tuesday. But the matter is not yet closed.

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