Detained Czech: This happened to me because of Novak, but I’m not the only one

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Novak Djokovic

Czech tennis player Renata Voračova was taken to a hotel for refugees in Melbourne due to an affair over the participation of unvaccinated tennis players in the Australian Open tournament.

Although she is giving up the tournament, she wished Novak Djokovic to fight in court to play because the athletes came to play tennis and not to resolve internal Australian disputes.

– On the one hand, this happened to me because of Novak. And I don’t think I’m the only one. Exceptions for health reasons are given more. But at the same time, I would like to let him play. We are athletes, we came for tennis and we do not deal with disputes here on the sidelines. We read the rules, fulfilled the conditions, and got an exemption after a long procedure. That is why I do not see a reason to sit locked in a hotel – Voračova said in a telephone conversation for the Czech Lido newspaper.

Vorachova said that it is nice that Djokovic has the support of fans who gather in front of the refugee hotel where Vorachova is quarantined until she solves the formalities, because unlike Djokovic, she decided not to complain and leave Australia, which will it will be possible probably on Saturday.

– I hope that Djokovic will succeed in court on Monday. But in my case, everything would drag on for a few more days. I do not want to waste time because of the political war that is being waged here on the sidelines. I think that because of Djokovic, the federal authorities found a hole in the regulations of the state of Victoria. Now, his lawyers can find a hole in the federal guidelines – Vorachova said.

The Czech tennis player did not get vaccinated, but she passed Kovid-19 in December and thus fulfilled all the conditions for permission to participate in the prestigious tennis tournament.

She came to Australia in December, was released without any problems after checking all documents and played one preparatory match, but when the Djokovic affair broke out on Thursday, they suddenly came to pick her up at the hotel and transferred her to detention at the Immigrant Hotel in Melbourne. .

– I don’t understand why they would come in a week and tell me: ‘hey, what was valid so far is no longer valid’. They really didn’t behave rudely or vulgarly, but some things are not pleasant. I feel a little like I’m in prison. I felt the worst when they told me that they would revoke my visa – said Vorachova.

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a protest note to the Australian authorities today, asking them to explain why the Czech tennis player was deported from the country when she met all the criteria set by the organizers and authorities for unvaccinated tennis players to participate in the Australian Open.


Source: Vesti online by www.vesti-online.com.

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