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

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

Novak Djokovic says agent mistakenly ticked wrong box on Australia travel declaration | Tennis News

Tennis star Novak Djokovic released a long statement on Wednesday, with details on why he was not in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 in December and saying his agent made a mistake in filling out his Australian travel declaration. The statement came as Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke was considering whether to cancel the … Read more

Judge rejects bid to delay Djokovic visa appeal, while refugee activists gather | Tennis News

 The Australian government has failed in a bid to delay Novak Djokovic’s visa hearing until after the Australian Open draw is finalised. Judge Anthony Kelly rejected, in an order published on Sunday, the submission by home affairs minister Karen Andrews on Saturday to push Monday’s hearing to Wednesday. But the judge left the government with … Read more