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

Aus Open: Novak Djokovic playing by his own rules, says Stefanos Tsitsipas | Tennis News

Djokovic was included in the Australian Open draw on Thursday, though uncertainty hangs over his participation. 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 … Read more