Djokovic risks 8 years in prison in Serbia and Australia
Novak Djokovic could face up to three years in prison after admitting to violating quarantine measures when he was infected with Covid, under Serbian law.
The well-known tennis player stated that he had given an interview to the French newspaper L'Equipe in Belgrade on December 18, even though he knew that he had come out positive with Covid-19.
"If it turns out that he has broken the rules, decisions will be taken by the relevant bodies that are responsible for their implementation. If someone tested positive, they should be isolated. I am not aware of the details of where he took the test and when he got his answer. There is some uncertainty about the case. "Novak must give the answers himself," said Serbian Prime Minister Ana Bernabic yesterday.
Novak tested positive for Covid-19 on December 16th, while appearing in Belgrade on December 17th, 18th and 22nd.
The New York Times found discrepancies in Djokovic's test. Also, an article published by The Age, journalists Anthony Galloway, Paul Sakal and Ben Grub said that Novak could face up to 5 years in prison under Australian law.
"The maximum sentence for giving false testimony under Australian law is up to 5 years in prison," the statement said.
Authorities in Spain are also launching an investigation against the world number one in tennis. He traveled to Marbella in late December and Spanish prosecutors want to know if he entered the country illegally, as he was unvaccinated.