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 waits on Australian government visa decision as Australian Open nears | Tennis News

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was waiting on Friday (January 14) to hear whether the Australian government will cancel his visa for a second time, as he bids for a record 21st Major tennis title at the Australian Open starting on Monday (January 17). Djokovic, the defending champion, was included in Thursday’s draw as top … Read more

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic ‘playing by his own rules’, says Stefanos Tsitsipas | Tennis News

World number one Novak Djokovic has been “playing by his own rules” and has put his bid for a 21st Grand Slam title at risk by not following Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements, world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas said on Thursday. Djokovic was included in the Australian Open draw on Thursday, though uncertainty hangs over his participation with … 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

Prajnesh exits Australian Open Qualifiers after second-round defeat | Tennis News

Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost rhythm and energy before staging a mini-comeback but eventually bowed out of the Australian Open Qualifiers with a second-round defeat against Germany’s Maximilian Marterer, here on Wednesday. Up against a rival, who served big and packed a lot of power in his strokes but placed seven places below him at 228, Prajnesh … Read more

Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty earn top seeds for Australian Open | Tennis News

Homeland favorite Ashleigh Barty and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic are the top seeds for the upcoming Australian Open. Barty, 25, has been the WTA year-end No. 1 three straight years but has never won the Grand Slam event, which begins Monday in Melbourne. The two-time Grand Slam champion’s best finish in the Australian Open was reaching … Read more

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty earn top seeds | Tennis News

Homeland favorite Ashleigh Barty and Serbia`s Novak Djokovic are the top seeds for the upcoming Australian Open. Barty, 25, has been the WTA year-end No. 1 three straight years but has never won the Grand Slam event, which begins Monday in Melbourne. The two-time Grand Slam champion`s best finish in the Australian Open was reaching … Read more

Australian Open: India’s Yuki Bhambri reaches second round of qualifiers | Badminton News

Comeback-man Yuki Bhambri impressed with his match sharpness and attacking net play as the Indian progressed to the second round of Australian Open qualifiers with a comfortable straight set win over Joao Domingues, here on Tuesday (January 11). Bhambri, who returned to the Grand Slam stage after 2018 US Open due to knee injury, beat … Read more

Djokovic back in practice after winning appeal to stay in Australia | Tennis News

World tennis number one Novak Djokovic tweeted a picture of himself practicing at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena hours after winning a court challenge on Monday to remain in Australia. The fight over his medical exemption from Covid-19 vaccination may not be over, however, as the Australian government said it was still considering another move to … Read more