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‘Appalling message’: outrage over Novak Djokovic’s medical exemption to play Australian Open

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The decision to grant Novak Djokovic an exemption from Covid-19 vaccination requirements to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne has been labelled “appalling”, with some players expressing surprise at the late dec...

‘We await the champion’: how Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open trip went from elation to detention

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Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open journey started in comfort, and excitement. A photo showed the tennis star with a huge grin on his face, bags packed, as he boarded his Emirates flight from Dubai. “Let’s go 2022!” he...

Novak Djokovic’s case is about Australia’s flawed border practices, not vaccines

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There is so far only one lesson in the “acquittal” of the tennis player Novak Djokovic on a charge of seeking to enter Australia unvaccinated. It is that something is badly wrong with that country’s border controls. T...

Djokovic’s fans at home vent fury – but Serbian politicians tone rhetoric down

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Novak Djokovic’s supporters in Serbia have reacted furiously to Australia’s decision to cancel the world tennis No 1’s visa for a second time, but the government has yet to respond officially and previously vociferous...

Djokovic’s vaccine stance leaves him short of support from fellow players

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It is 12 days (as of Sunday) since Novak Djokovic announced he would be flying to Australia, having been granted a medical exemption against the vaccine mandate required for all players who want to play the Australian...

Key moments in Novak Djokovic’s Australian saga

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The tennis star Novak Djokovic’s bid to win a record-breaking 21 men’s Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open ended on Sunday with a court decision to uphold the government’s cancellation of his visa. Here are the k...

Alexander Zverev dashes Novak Djokovic’s dreams of golden slam

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Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of the golden slam has come to an end as he suffered a startling collapse against Alexander Zverev before eventually losing 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-final of the Tokyo Games. Zverev, the four...

Djokovic’s French Open title defence in doubt after Covid pass ruling

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Novak Djokovic may not be allowed to defend his French Open title in May after the French government ruled that all athletes will have to be vaccinated in order to attend and compete in sporting events in France. The ...

Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic’s calendar slam dream in US Open final

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As Daniil Medvedev stood in the tunnel of Arthur Ashe Stadium before the US Open final, the last man standing in front of Novak Djokovic’s historic grand slam attempt, he was asked in his pre-match interview exactly w...

Novak Djokovic’s ability to change keeps him ahead of new generation

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In the bitter aftermath of him narrowly missing the ultimate achievement in tennis two months ago, Novak Djokovic spoke openly in New York about the pressure that came with his grand slam attempt. For weeks, he said, ...

‘Quite a bit to play out’ in Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open saga

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Australian Open boss Craig Tiley says there is “quite a bit to play out” before the saga around Novak Djokovic’s appearance at Melbourne Park is sorted. The World No 1 has continually refused to reveal if he is vacci...