20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic owns 80% of Danish biotech firm QuantBioRes, according to Reuters. QuantBioRes aims to develop a medical treatment, not a vaccine, against COVID-19.
QuantBioRes CEO Ivan Loncarevic told Reuters the investment was made in June 2020, but declined to disclose how much it was. Djokovic, ranked No. 1 in the world, has not yet been vaccinated.
Djokovic refused to be vaccinated before the start of the season but flew to Australia after being granted a medical exemption for the Australian Open. The Australian government was unwilling to let an unvaccinated Djokovic play as they canceled his visa.
On Sunday, Djokovic lost his Australian visa appeal and was deported from the country.
Djokovic accepted the court’s decision
After missing out on the chance to fight for a 10th Australian Open title, Djokovic packed up his things and left Australia.
“I would like to make a brief statement to address the outcome of today’s court hearing. I will now take some time to rest and recover, before making any further comments beyond this,” Djokovic said in a statement.
“I am extremely disappointed with the Court’s failure to discuss my request for judicial review of the Minister’s decision to cancel my visa, which means that I am unable to stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open.
I respect the Court’s ruling and will cooperate with the relevant authorities regarding my departure from the country. It bothers me that the focus of the last few weeks has been on me and I hope that now we can all focus on the game and tournament that I love, I would like to wish the players, tournament officials, staff, volunteers and fans all the best for the tournament. .
Finally, I would like to thank my family, friends, team, supporters, fans and my fellow Serbs for their continued support. You all have been a great source of strength for me.”