Novak Djokovic was facing questions over travels to Australia, Spain and his homeland last night after he admitted breaking Serbia's Covid-19 isolation rules.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner, 34, yesterday took to Instagram to confess he attended an interview with a French sports newspaper after testing positive for Covid.

He said :' I felt obliged to go ahead and conduct the L'Equipe interview as I didn ’ t want to let the journalist down. ’ He added that attending the engagement was an 'error of judgment' and he should have rescheduled.

he told authorities he had not travelled in the 14 days before his arrival on january 6, despite several social media posts showing he had been in spain.

Intense criticism has been aimed at both Djokovic and Australian authorities over the visa row.

On Monday, however, a judge dramatically overturned the decision and ordered the release of the player from detention.

But the government has not ruled out further action- and the possibility remains that the country's immigration minister could cancel his visa for a second time just days before the tournament begins.

Hot mic: search narrows for culprit behind the high-level leak

But Djokovic's visa could also be cancelled on "character grounds" based on an investigation into his arrival form and potential breaches of Serbia's Covid rules.

Australia's Border Force, the nation's immigration officials, said on Tuesday they were investigating whether he had made a "false declaration"- which would be grounds for a visa cancellation.

For Australians who 've had to deal with some of the world's strictest Covid19 rules, this is a world-famous athlete who has publicly said he's against getting vaccinated and has now revealed that he violated isolation rules while he was infected.

The other central admission is of providing the wrong information in his travel declaration document.

Network sources claim captioning company Ai-Media was responsible for the leaking of off-fair footage of Channel Seven recruit Rebecca Maddern (pictured)

An investigation into the incident continues after footage went viral on Tuesday night of the new network recruit and veteran broadcaster Mike Amor criticising the tennis star after a court ruled he would be allowed to stay in Australia.

' a playlist facility gets the feed and puts it to air,' the insider told the daily mail australia.

The newsreaders' expletive-laden rant, which appears to have taken place while preparing to present the station's 6pm news program, included Maddern saying : 'Whatever way you look at it, Novak Djokovic is a lying, sneaky, a***hole. '

It's just what happens, right, that's what happened.

The world number one (pictured) was called a 'lying, sneaky, a***hole' in the leaked footage

Maddern has since apologised to her bosses for badmouthing the world number one.

In a statement, Channel 7 said it was a private conversation between two colleagues, and the recording was illegal.

Djokovic had landed in Australia with a medical exemption from vaccination on the basis he had tested positive to Covid-19 on December 16 but was detained for five days when border force officials denied the exemption.

Djokovic on Wednesday admitted to doing an interview and photo shoot with a French newspaper while infected with Covid last month, and blamed his agent for the 'administrative error' on his travel entry form.

JANUARY 5, AUSTRALIA: Novak Djokovic stands at a booth of the Australian Border Force at the airport in Melbourne on January 5 after arriving from Spain, via Dubai

The high-profile newsreaders, who are based in Melbourne, were reacting to the news that the Serbian star had been allowed to enter the country to play in the Australian Open next week, despite not being vaccinated and admitting there were mistakes on his travel forms.

Amor can be heard saying the tennis star "fell over his own [ expletive ] lies" before adding, "I think he's going to get away with it."

"can't see this hurting mike amor or rebecca maddern's reputations".

Despite being fully vaccinated, her travel exemption request has been denied eight times, because, as an adult, she does not qualify under the federal government's definition of "immediate family" to be able to visit her mum.

LEFT: A photo uploaded to Twitter shows Djokovic with handball player Petar Djordjic in Belgrade. RIGHT: Novak Djokovic is pictured playing on court in Marbella on January 4

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