12 Jan 2022 | 08:20 | Tennis
As soon as Novak Djokovic booked to play in Australia on January 4, the story about Covid-19, about vaccination was the hottest topic of the tennis world . The world No. 1 tennis player was detained by the security department of the host country until January 10 after the decision of the Federal Court Judge. Despite winning the case, Nole is currently not sure whether to attend the Australian Open 2022, which begins on January 17.
All of Nole’s recent troubles are related to Covid-19, but one news is even more shocking. Bernad Tomic, the tennis player dubbed the “Control Horse” of Australian tennis, has automatically confirmed to the referee that he “will have Covid-19” within 2 days.
The scandal took place on January 11, the time of the first qualifying round of the Australian Open 2022. In the match against Roman Safiullin (Russia), 257th Bernad Tomic was disappointed when he lost with a score of 1- 6, 4-6. Stopped in the first qualifying round, the former world number 17 disappointed the Australian audience.
“I am sure that in the next two days I will test positive for Covid-19, I bet you. I will buy you dinner if I don’t test positive in the next three days, otherwise you will buy me dinner,” Tomic told the referee.
Tomic is an Australian but was born in Germany, implying that the “fence” to control Covid-19 is still loose, helping someone who is not as well as he can still attend.
“They allow players to compete when they do a quick test, no one gets an official PCR test,” Tomic continued.
After the crushing defeat, Tomic took to social media to update fans on his condition.
“Feeling really tired, I went back to my hotel room. I just talked to the doctor and they asked me to quarantine. They can’t see me yet because they are afraid of contact… Next time I will play better. I’m very disappointed because I really want the Australian audience to be proud of me,” Tomic said after the defeat.