Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley blames ‘changing conditions’ and ‘poor communications’ for Djokovic saga

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Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley says ‘constantly changing conditions’ and ‘poor communication’ with the federal government were the main reasons for the Novak Djokovic saga which has marked this Australian Open. year. Key points: Craig Tiley claims Tennis Australia has repeatedly sought clarification from the Federal Government ahead of the Australian Open But he says … Read more

Will athletes like Kelly Slater be denied entry to Australia for vaccine comments, given the reasons for Djokovic’s deportation?

Will athletes like Kelly Slater be denied entry to Australia for vaccine comments, given the reasons for Djokovic's deportation?

Australia’s international reputation as a sports-loving nation has taken a hit. Our love for sports superstars and hosting some of the world’s most prestigious events has been hit by the world’s toughest COVID regulations outside of China. The government has shown it is in no mood to be soft on border control, by flexing its … Read more

Reasons for Novak Djokovic’s deportation revealed after Immigration Minister’s decision upheld by Federal Court judges

Reasons for Novak Djokovic's deportation revealed after Immigration Minister's decision upheld by Federal Court judges

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s detailed statement of reasons for revoking Novak Djokovic’s visa played a crucial role in the Federal Court’s unanimous decision to uphold the decision. The world No. 1 was expelled in dramatic circumstances on the eve of the Grand Slam this week. Chief Justice James Allsop, Justice Anthony Besanko and Justice David … Read more

Deportation of Novak Djokovic: why the court upheld the cancellation of the tennis star’s visa

Deportation of Novak Djokovic: why the court upheld the cancellation of the tennis star's visa

The Chief Justice who heard Novak Djokovic’s latest legal appeal has revealed exactly why tennis star Novak Djokovic was deported. Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop has revealed why judges upheld Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa. The three judges of the full Federal Court unanimously ordered the world number one … Read more

Tennis star lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia

Novak Djokovic arrived in his native Serbia after being kicked out of Australia for not being vaccinated against COVID-19, ending his hopes of defending his australian open Title. Even as one saga seemed to be closing, another opened up as questions arose over whether he would be left out of the next Grand Slam tournament, … Read more

Serbian tennis players come to the defense of Novak Djokovic after his expulsion from Australia

A Serbian male tennis player stretches for a forehand at the 2021 Australian Open.

Serbian tennis players have passionately expressed their support for Novak Djokovic as his expulsion from Australia has been described as ‘terribly wrong’. Key points: Djokovic was expelled from Australia on Sunday night Dusan Lajovic says Djokovic shouldn’t have been forced to leave the country Laslo Djere says Australia can be seen in a different light … Read more

MARTIN SAMUEL: Djokovic’s deportation to Australia was a drama of its own making

MARTIN SAMUEL: Djokovic's deportation to Australia was a drama of its own making

Before the Federal Court, supporters of Novak Djokovic were strangely silent. There was no riot, no civil disorder, no disturbance of public order; nothing, really, that would support the government’s claim that there was a man there who could foment revolution among the unvaccinated masses. Part of the reason is how Chief Justice James Allsop … Read more

Rafael Nadal frustrated as Novak Djokovic visa saga continues to overshadow Australian Open

Rafael Nadal frustrated as Novak Djokovic visa saga continues to overshadow Australian Open

Rafael Nadal says the Australian Open will still be “great” if Novak Djokovic is kicked out of the tournament, admitting he is “a bit tired” of the controversy surrounding his rival. Key points: Djokovic’s appeal against the cancellation of his visa will be heard in Federal Court on Sunday Nadal says no player is bigger … Read more