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Wimbledon offers no participation guarantees to Novak Djokovic amid threat of grand slam ban

Novak Djokovic is under threat of a grand slam exile after he was told he would need to be vaccinated to play at the French Open and…

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Novak Djokovic ‘extremely disappointed’ after Australian court rejects appeal and confirms his deportation

Security likely to be beefed up for Aus Open Djokovic’s ejection from Australia means that his tilt at a potential 21st major title – which would break…

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What next for Novak Djokovic – and how will Australia deportation mess affect his legacy?

In all probability, this debacle will be even harder for Djokovic to digest than the last time he was ejected from a big event. Which happened only…

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Novak Djokovic vs Australia: a story of trashed reputations

This was once the poor relation of the grand slam tournaments, with many top players resolving even throughout the 1980s to skip it as an inconvenience. Only…

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Players rally around ‘badly-treated’ Novak Djokovic as security set to be tightened for Australian Open

Britain’s two most celebrated contemporary champions, Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu, have both denounced how the saga has detracted from tennis, a sentiment echoed by Patrick Mouratoglou,…

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Australia’s ‘Orwellian’ decision to deport Novak Djokovic leaves many uncomfortable questions

But there was, Djokovic’s barrister Nick Wood contended, “not a single line of evidence before the minister to provide a logical foundation for that idea”. In characterising…

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Novak Djokovic deportation confirmed after Australian court rejects tennis star’s appeal

Novak Djokovic is to be deported from Australia and will not compete in the Australian Open after a Federal court rejected his appeal on Sunday evening, local…

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Timeline: The Novak Djokovic visa row that has erupted into one of sport’s messiest scandals

December 17 The Serbian is pictured attending an awards ceremony at the Novak Tennis Center, still in Belgrade, where he presents trophies to several young tennis players…

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What next for Novak Djokovic: the options and possible outcomes after Australia visa cancelled again

What are the possible outcomes? 1. What happens if he wins Djokovic’s deportation nightmare would finally be over – barring an unlikely appeal by the government. A…

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Novak Djokovic decision is a vindictive, political act – he is no clear and present danger

From the outset, prime minister Scott Morrison has treated Djokovic as a convenient vehicle for illustrating his country’s uncompromising border policy, and as the perfect distraction from…

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Australian Open has descended into chaos – and the disruption might just be beginning

Imagine staging a play where, as the cast assembles for the dress rehearsal, nobody has any idea whether the leading man will even show up. This is…

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Novak Djokovic has no one else to blame – his selfish approach to life has caught up with him

Even now, this saga is far from over. Djokovic has once again declined to swallow his medicine and finally fly home. His lawyers swung back into action,…

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Australian Open thrown into chaos as Novak Djokovic faces Sunday court hearing after government cancels visa again

The Novak Djokovic deportation debacle threw the Australian Open into chaos on Friday after the visa he used to enter Australia was cancelled again just three days…

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Scott Morrison, the prime minister who keeps people out of Australia

But Mr Trump’s successor Joe Biden didn’t seem to know the Australian at all. In a virtual meeting last year announcing the trilateral Aukus nuclear submarine deal,…

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Stefanos Tsitsipas accuses Novak Djokovic of making Australian Open players ‘look like fools’

One of Novak Djokovic’s main rivals has accused the world No 1 of making vaccinated players “look like fools” at the Australian Open. World No 4 Stefanos…

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The Novak Djokovic pantomime has to end – this no longer just affects him and is nothing but disrespectful

Then again, certain decisions around this Australian Open do invite derision. Take, for example, the announcement that crowds will be capped at 50 per cent in response…

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Novak Djokovic out of Australian Open again after government cancels visa for second time

Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, once again, after immigration minister Alex Hawke cancelled his visa. Djokovic’s lawyers had won him an eight-day stay of…

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Australian Government building case to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa with decision expected on Thursday

A case for deporting Novak Djokovic from Australia was being built on Wednesday amid a widening investigation into his coronavirus quarantine breach, false declarations within his travel…

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Novak Djokovic’s claim he risked everything for a journalist is fanciful at best – but just enough to save him

The harder you look at the whole story, the more elusive it becomes. German reporters from Der Spiegel have even tried examining QR codes on Djokovic’s positive…

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Deported Renata Voracova frustrated after Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open visa battle

Boris Becker has warned Novak Djokovic he faces a backlash from Australian Open crowds if he is given clearance to bid for a record 21st grand-slam title…

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Meet Novak Djokovic’s parents: A 15-year feud with Roger Federer and Serbia’s ‘Virgin Mary’

Yet for years before he was branding Australia’s Prime Minister a “dictator” and calling on the Queen to step in, Srdjan had regularly turned his ire on…

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Forget the ‘Happy Slam’ – this Australian Open could be the most toxic tournament ever

As if it were not ominous enough that the doors were locked to Rod Laver Arena for Novak Djokovic’s training session on Tuesday, the video feeds were…

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It’s not ‘anti-vaxx’ to say people like Novak Djokovic don’t need to be jabbed

What struck me most forcibly was Steve James’s less-reported remark that, in all the months on duty, he had never seen anyone like himself in ICU. The…

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Novak Djokovic deportation fiasco splits tennis as rival Rafael Nadal brands situation a ‘circus’

Fellow Spaniard Muguruza, the 2017 Wimbledon and 2016 French Open champion, said of those – like Djokovic – who have refused to be jabbed: “It’s a nonsense…

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Who’s who on Team Djokovic: the people keeping his spirits up during his toughest ordeal

Fitness team  As Djokovic was photographed for the first time back on court on Monday, he posed alongside Ivanisevic, his physio Ulises Badio and Marco Panichi, his…