It’s Embarrassing for Tennis: Purav Raja on Novak Djokovic Visa Saga

Indian tennis doubles player Purav Raja has called the Novak Djokovic visa saga ahead of the start of 2022 Australian Open as ’embarrassing for tennis’. Djokovic, who is an anti-vaccine advocate, had his visa cancelled upon his arrival in Australia on January 5, which was issued to him on the basis of medical exemption granted […]

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Anti-vax Stance, False Travel Declaration: Why Australia Says Novak Djokovic Has to Go

Australia’s government says unvaccinated Novak Djokovic poses a “negligible risk” of infecting people with Covid-19. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke says he is even happy to assume the 34-year-old tennis ace has entered Australia in line with vaccination guidelines. He does not argue that Djokovic, who says he caught Covid-19 last month, has a medical reason […]

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Alexander Zverev Says No Novak Djokovic Would Make Australian Open Wide Open

Olympic champion Alexander Zverev nominated himself Saturday among a small cohort capable of winning what is shaping as an “interesting” Australian Open should defending champion Novak Djokovic not play. The world number three German also included Spanish great Rafael Nadal, Russian Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece among his tips. The unvaccinated Djokovic is […]

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Australian Open More Important Than Any Player: Rafa Nadal on Novak Djokovic Saga

Rafael Nadal took a swipe at rival Novak Djokovic on Saturday as the world number one fights deportation from Australia, saying: “The Australian Open is much more important than any one player.” Ahead of the start of the first Grand Slam on Monday, Nadal told reporters at Melbourne Park: “Australian Open will be a great […]

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Novak Djokovic Detained in Melbourne Ahead of Decisive Deportation Appeal 2 Days Before Australian Open Begins

Novak Djokovic was again detained in Australia on Saturday, after authorities ripped up his visa for a second time and declared the unvaccinated tennis superstar a threat to the public. Court documents showed the 34-year-old Serbian was currently being detained at an address in Melbourne, as his appeal against deportation is heard. Just two days […]

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Novak Djokovic Appeal to Be Heard Saturday after Australia Cancels Visa Again

Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic won the right to take his fight against deportation from Australia to a Federal Court on Saturday after the government cancelled his visa for the second time over COVID-19 entry regulations. The government undertook not to deport him until the case was over, although the world’s number one player was […]

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Australian Cricket Great Shane Warne Says Country Entitled to Throw Novak Djokovic Out

Australia’s cricket great Shane Warne is not happy with Novak Djokovic and said that the country has all the right to deport him. Djokovic is currently waiting on the government’s decision after he got some relief with the court letting him be free. Djokovic is currently in the Australian Open draw and has been practicing […]

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Australian Open Draw Delayed Amid Novak Djokovic Saga as Country Decides on His Deportation

The draw for the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam was delayed Thursday with the participation of world number one Novak Djokovic under threat over a visa saga. “We’ve had a delay,” a Tennis Australia spokesperson told AFP after the draw for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, originally scheduled for 3:00 pm (0400 […]

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French Reporter ‘Was Told Not to Ask’ Novak Djokovic About Vaccination

The French journalist who interviewed Novak Djokovic without knowing that the men’s world number one had tested positive for coronavirus said he was told not to ask him about vaccination for the virus. Franck Ramella from L’Equipe sports daily spoke with the men’s world number one in Belgrade on December 18, two days after the […]

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‘F***ing Excuse’: TV Anchors Slam Novak Djokovic in Leaked Video, Twitter Says, ‘Spot On’

‘F***ing Excuse’: TV Anchors Slam Novak Djokovic in Leaked Video, Twitter Says, ‘Spot On’

Australia’s top-rating television network said on Wednesday it was investigating a leaked video of two news anchors privately attacking tennis star Novak Djokovic and accusing him of lying about his COVID-19 status and visa application. Seven West Media Ltd news reader Rebecca Maddern could be heard discussing the issues in an off-air conversation with co-anchor, […]

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