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Novak Djokovic apologises and admits regret at breaking Covid rules – 'I'm really sorry'

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Novak Djokovic has apologised for breaking Covid rules by attending an interview despite knowing he was positive for the virus. Djokovic was interviewed by L’Equipe on December 18 and also took part in a photoshoot with the French newspaper.

Djokovic has spoken candidly with the BBC in his first interview since being deported from Australia last month.

The Serbian was not allowed to compete at the Australian Open for not disclosing his Covid vaccination status.

He twice had his visa cancelled before he was eventually ordered to leave the country.

Djokovic has revealed he is not vaccinated and will not compete at this year’s French Open and Wimbledon if either tournament requires players to have received inoculation from coronavirus.

In a dramatic timeline of events, it has emerged that Djokovic took a Covid test on December 16 which turned out to be positive.

He did not discover the result of the test until the afternoon of December 17.

However, the 20-time Grand Slam winner still attended a pre-arranged interview with L’Equipe a day later.

Asked if he knew he was positive, Djokovic said: “Yes and that was a poor error of judgement that I wish I can bring back the time and not have done it.”

Djokovic was then asked as to why he made the decision to follow through with the interview, which led to his apology.

“[I did it] for several reasons,” he continued.

“First, because I respect L’Equipe as one of the best sports papers in the world.

“Franck [Ramella], the journalist, is somebody I have known for many, many years and always had a great relationship with him.

“We had already organised that meeting for quite some time and I didn’t want to let him down.

“Should I have been more cautious? Should I have advised him? Absolutely.

“I wish I could take it back, it was my mistake, I own it and I stand behind it and I’m really sorry for that.”

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