• FINAL decision made on anti-vaxxer Novak Djokovic ahead of Australian Open

    12 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Novak Djokovic's visa has been cancelled for a second time with the tennis star set to be deported from Australia. The Djokovic drama has proven to be an absolutely farcical situation, with the Serb lying through his teeth throughout and clearly having no regard for people retaining good health throughout the pandemic.
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  • Novak Djokovic has visa revoked again by Australia, faces deportation

    12 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Djokovic's lawyer said he hoped an appeal would be heard on Sunday and that the world's No. 1 men's tennis player would have his visa returned in time for him to play in the first round of the Open on Monday.
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  • Novak Djokovic Australian Open defence back in hands of court after visa cancelled again

    12 days ago - By Yardbarker

    The prospects of Novak Djokovic appearing at the 2022 Australian Open are with the courts again after his visa was cancelled for a second time. Djokovic initially saw his visa cancelled at the airport as he arrived in the country more than a week ago, but he successfully fought it in court and was allowed to enter Australia.
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  • ‘I won't kick Novak while he's down' - Andy Murray pleads for quick resolution to visa saga

    12 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Andy Murray says he has no intention of ‘kicking Novak Djokovic while he's down' over the Serbian's visa issues and has urged Australian to resolve the situation quickly.
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  • It was ugly and embarrassing, and the Djokovic saga only ever had one possible ending

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    After inexplicably failing to foresee the problem, Scott Morrison was left with only one solution: play the border security card Scott Morrison kept Novak Djokovic waiting nine days for the ultimate and inevitable decision to tear up his visa , no doubt ensuring the Serb suffered further for causing trouble the government struggled to handle. The Djokovic visa snub was released in time for the main TV news bulletins on Friday and, they had hoped, late enough to limit the tennis champ's lawyers chances of getting a judge to re-hear his case.
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  • Novak Djokovic saga leaves Australian Open in tatters with draw in turmoil | Tumaini Carayol

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    Tennis Australia's determination to host world No 1 backfires as visa limbo threatens to create a lopsided men's tournament Just under a year ago, as Tennis Australia attempted to pull off the seemingly impossible feat of successfully beckoning the world of tennis through the country's closed borders in order to hold the 2021 Australian Open, numerous leading figures framed the necessity of holding the tournament in existential terms. Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia's CEO, warned of the possibility of the event being bought out by other entities if it was not held. Daniel Andrews, the...
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  • Novak Djokovic v Australia is a grudge match for our polarised age | Barney Ronay

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    The saga of whether the world's best male tennis player should compete in a grand slam tournament has somehow managed to encapsulate humanity's divided response to Covid First they came for the multi-millionaire tennis players with pictures of border form infractions on their Instagram page. And I did not speak out. Actually, no, it's not quite that. The decision to re-cancel Novak Djokovic's visa , thereby imperilling his ability to compete at next week's Australian Open is not an act of war on the Serbian people, or an executive order from the lizard-lords of Project Deplete The Sheeple...
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  • Novak Djokovic: The twists and turns of his Australia mess

    12 days ago - By BBC

    What was meant to be the start of a new year of tennis glory has turned into a global controversy.
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  • Andy Murray v Aslan Karatsev: BBC to show Sydney Tennis Classic final

    12 days ago - By BBC

    The BBC will show Andy Murray's first ATP final in three years on Saturday as he faces Aslan Karatsev.
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  • Novak Djokovic Q&A: a wild day, what happens next and the legal view

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    After another extraordinary day in the Novak Djokovic saga ahead of the Australian Open, what now for the world No 1? Another extraordinary day in the Novak Djokovic saga began at 5.52pm local time when Australia's minister for immigration, Alex Hawke, exerted his personal powers to cancel the men's world No 1's visa for the second time. In a statement Hawke said he had done so “on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so”.
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  • Djokovic's fans at home vent fury - but Serbian politicians tone rhetoric down

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    Fans say Australia's visa denial a witch-hunt, while Belgrade starts to distance itself from player's anti-vaccine stance Novak Djokovic's supporters in Serbia have reacted furiously to Australia's decision to cancel the world tennis No 1's visa for a second time, but the government has yet to respond officially and previously vociferous politicians have stayed quiet. The unvaccinated tennis star on Friday asked a court to block his deportation before the Australian Open after Australia's immigration minister revoked his visa, citing strict Covid-19 entry regulations and stating it was in...
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  • Novak Djokovic is in a race against time to solve Australian Open drama

    Novak Djokovic is in a race against time to solve Australian Open drama

    12 days ago - By New York Post

    Australian immigration minister Alex Hawke canceled the tennis star's visa on Friday, resulting in Djokovic obtaining an emergency injunction to stay in the country.
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  • Novak Djokovic has legal options, but they are narrow

    12 days ago - By NYT

    A second appeal of his canceled visa to enter Australia faces tougher hurdles and less chance of success.
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  • Novak Djokovic's visa saga ‘not great for tennis', says Andy Murray

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    World No 1 being detained at secret location Australian Open due to start on Monday Andy Murray described the re-escalation of Novak Djokovic's visa saga as “not great for tennis, not great for the Australian Open and not great for Novak,” after the Serbian's hopes of playing in the first grand slam of the year were left hanging by a thread on Friday. Murray was one of a number of current and former players to express their frustration at the ongoing farago after the immigration minister, Alex Hawke, exercised his powers to revoke Djokovic's visa for a second time, this time on the basis...
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