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

Never a poster boy but has ‘Novax’ Djokovic been this divisive? | Tennis News

There’s an intangible and inexplicable bond between Novak Djokovic and controversies. The same man who shares his umbrella with a ball kid on court while waiting for rain to ease also often riles up spectators with his fury and antics. The same man who is now an epitome of fitness in modern sport was often … 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 another night in Australia detention before court hearing | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic will spend Saturday night in immigration detention before the world’s tennis number one seeks a court ruling to stop his deportation and keep alive his bid for a record 21st major title at the Australian Open. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke decided to cancel the Serbian superstar’s visa because his presence could foster opposition … Read more

Djokovic’s appeal of canceled visa moves to higher court | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic’s effort to play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for Covid-19 moved to a higher court Saturday as the No. 1-ranked tennis player appealed the second cancellation of his visa. Djokovic was not seen on the online feed available to the public for the 15-minute procedural hearing, which began just two days … Read more

Djokovic appeal to be heard Saturday after Australia cancels visa again | Tennis News

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 … 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