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

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

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

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

Novak Djokovic free in Australia but deportation threat still looms | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic woke up on Tuesday to his first morning outside immigration detention in Australia, almost a week after he flew into the country – and into an international furore over his COVID-19 vaccination status. However, the world number one still faces the threat of being detained by the federal government for a second time … Read more

Novak Djokovic wins court case, Australian judge orders release from immigration detention | Tennis News

An Australian judge has reinstated tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa, which was canceled last week because he is unvaccinated. Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly also ordered the government on Monday to release Djokovic from Melbourne hotel quarantine within 30 minutes of his decision. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. MELBOURNE, … Read more