Novak Djokovic on Australian Open’s Day 1 program, pending appeal | Tennis News

A court hearing for the defending and nine-time Australian Open champion’s appeal against deportation ended Sunday afternoon. Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play his first-round Australian Open match on Monday night on a Day 1 program announced while he was still in legal limbo. A court hearing for the defending and nine-time Australian Open champion’s … Read more

Novak Djokovic back in court to fight deportation from Australia | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic returned to court on Sunday to fight an attempt to deport him because of what a government minister described as a perception that the top-ranked tennis player was a “talisman of a community of anti-vaccination sentiment.” Three Federal Court judges hope to hear the entire case in a single day so that the … Read more

Don’t question Djokovic’s legacy, says Alexander Zverev | Tennis News

Alexander Zverev made a spirited defence of embattled world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday, saying his legacy will not be tarnished by the visa saga which has rocked the tennis world ahead of the Australian Open. Djokovic arrived in Melbourne with a medical exemption from Australia’s requirement for visitors to be vaccinated for COVID-19 … Read more

Australian Open will be great with or without Novak Djokovic, says Rafael Nadal | Tennis News

Rafael Nadal on Saturday said the Australian Open is much more important than any one player while talking about his rival Novak Djokovic, who is currently fighting deportation from Australia. Ahead of the start of the season’s first Grand Slam on Monday, Nadal at Melbourne Park in his pre-event press conference said: “Australian Open will … Read more

Novak Djokovic faces deportation after Australia revokes visa for second time | Tennis News

The Australian government cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday, saying the world tennis no. 1, who is unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community. The decision raises the prospect of a second court battle by the Serbian tennis star to be allowed to stay and bid for a … Read more

Novak Djokovic still in Australian Open, all anyone talks about | Tennis News

Just stay tuned. As hard-to-believe a story as there’s been in the run-up to any Grand Slam tournament keeps adding twists and turns and shows no sign of allowing any actual tennis stealing the attention: Defending champion Novak Djokovic is hoping to play at the Australian Open despite not having been vaccinated for COVID-19. The … Read more

Yuki Bhambri goes down in Australian Open qualifiers, no Indian in singles main draw | Tennis News

Bhambri lost his second round qualifying match 1-6 3-6. Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri suffered a straight sets defeat to Czech Republic’s Tomas Machac in the Australian Open qualifiers here on Thursday, meaning the year’s first Grand Slam will have no Indian participation in the singles main draw. Bhambri lost his second round qualifying match … Read more

Novak Djokovic drawn to play Australian Open first round amid visa saga | Tennis News

Defending champion Novak Djokovic, who has been seeded one, has been drawn to play compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round of the 2022 edition of the Australian Open amid ongoing uncertainty over his visa status. The world number one will be aiming for an unprecedented 10th title at the Melbourne Park and a record … Read more

Australian Open draw delayed amid uncertainty over Novak Djokovic | Tennis News

The draw was scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. local time in Melbourne, but a tournament official told waiting media that the ceremony had been postponed until further notice and declined further comment. The Australian Open draw was delayed at least 75 minutes Thursday amid uncertainty over top-ranked Novak Djokovic’s visa status. The draw, … Read more

Australian Open ticket limits imposed as Covid cases rise | Tennis News

Limits on ticket sales have been introduced for the Australian Open because of surging COVID-19 cases four days before the first tennis major of 2022 is set to begin. The Victoria state government announced Thursday that ticket sales for Australian Open will be capped at 50% for any sessions that have not already sold to … Read more