Djokovic’s brother refuses to answer final Covid question in press conference

Novak Djokovic’s brother refused to answer the final question of the family's press conference on Monday after being challenged about the Serb's positive Covid test.

To the delight of his family and loyal fans, the Serbian won his appeal hearing earlier today and is free to remain in Australia for the time being and compete at the Australian Open.

But the drama has continued to rumble on after it has since emerged, through leaked documents, that Djokovic was seen taking pictures with children at a PR event just a day after his positive Covid test on December 16.

And when asked during the family press conference what took place on December 17, the 20-time grand slam champion’s family simply refused to answer.

Djokovic's younger brother Djordje then said the press conference was 'adjourned' after being asked about his sibling's positive Covid test on December 16 and subsequent actions.

When asked by a reporter if he was at an event on December 17, the brother raised a wry smile.

He then shut the question down by responding: "This press conference is adjourned at the moment."

Djokovic wasn't present at the press conference, but was able to break his silence on social media to his loyal supporters.

He penned on Twitter: "I'm pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation.

"Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete at the Australian Open. I remain focused on that.

"I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.

"For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU all for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong."

Earlier today Judge Anthony Kelly ruled that Djokovic's visa cancellation order is "quashed" immediately.

It has been a nightmare week or so for Djokovic after he had his visa revoked by border control officials after being interrogated at the airport for several hours.

After the visa was initially rejected, Djokovic was then immediately sent to a quarantine hotel, used for refugees, where he would be detained.

There were plenty of protests outside the Park Hotel in Victoria, with many coming out to support him while others were fully against him competing at the Australian Open.

But he can now see some light at the end of the tunnel, as he hopes to compete at the first Grand Slam of the year – with him searching for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title.

But the drama isn't over just yet – and Djokovic isn't guaranteed to play at the Australian Open still.

A legal loophole allows the immigration minister, Alex Hawke, the power to override the judge's ruling if he chooses.

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