Anyone Not Djokovic Ready To Start At The Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – It’s been a grueling fortnight, as if a Grand Slam tennis tournament has already been contested – even though they’re on the courts instead and all the focus is on the two missed shots. Novak Djokovic’s battle with the Australian government ended on Sunday when a court in Melbourne rejected the unvaccinated …

Anyone Not Djokovic Ready To Start At The Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – It’s been a grueling fortnight, as if a Grand Slam tennis tournament has already been contested – even though they’re on the courts instead and all the focus is on the two missed shots. Novak Djokovic’s battle with the Australian government ended on Sunday when a court in Melbourne rejected the unvaccinated …

Djokovic and the Australian Open: Live Updates on Hearing

Novak Djokovic trained at the Australian Open this week before being detained by immigration officials ahead of Sunday’s hearing.Credit…Mark Baker/Associated Press The best player in men’s tennis and leading vaccine skeptic, Novak Djokovic, has had his visa revoked for the second time by the Australian government, when he arrived on 5 January to defend his …

Looks Like There’s Only One Story As Australian Open Approaches

MELBOURNE, Australia — Some of the world’s best tennis players took off their masks for a one-day press conference on Saturday, but they didn’t have to let their guard down. This is a delicate situation, l’affaire Novak Djokovic. In a fluid situation Federal court hearing to be held on Sunday trying to determine whether the …

What Happens To The Australian Open Bracket If Djokovic Goes?

“Limbo is the worst case scenario for the tournament,” Paul McNamee, former Australian Open tournament director, said this week. Yet for days the uncertainty of Novak Djokovic’s status hung over the event. His decision to revoke his visa a second time on Friday may provide some clarity. The plan to appeal this decision will only …

Djokovic Makes Headlines at Australian Open Draw as He Overshadows His Case

In McNamee’s view, “If Novak were to be kicked out, the time to do so was before the draw.” Grand Slam draws have definitely been revised before. Originally runner-up at the 2017 US Open, Andy Murray pulled out with a hip injury after the draw was completed. Australia vs Novak Djokovic Card 1/4 How was …

How the ‘Djokovic Affair’ Got Back to Biting the Australian Prime Minister

SYDNEY, Australia — Novak Djokovic received the bad news at 7:42 am on Thursday, his visa to enter Australia has been revoked, and he has been detained despite arriving with a medical exemption from the country’s vaccination duty for international visitors. At 08:56 PM, Prime Minister Scott Morrison jumped on Twitter to announce the tennis …

Djokovic Granted Covid-19 Vaccine Waiver To Play At Australian Open

Novak Djokovic, the world’s #1 male tennis player and the sport’s foremost vaccine skeptic, said on Tuesday he will play at this month’s Australian Open after receiving a health waiver. Djokovic, the reigning champion of the men’s tournament, announced his plans in a post on his Instagram account, alongside a photo of him with his …