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Serbia’s leaders hit out at ‘scandalous’ treatment of Novak Djokovic
President and prime minister condemn Australia’s ‘farcial’ deportation of world tennis No 1

Jon Henley and Milivoje Pantovic in Belgrade

16, Jan, 2022 @4:51 PM

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‘Such a mess’: Andy Murray and tennis world react to Djokovic’s deportation
The tennis world has reacted with a mixture of silence and disappointment to Novak Djokovic’s deportation from Australia after an extraordinary 12 days of legal wrangling

Tumaini Carayol in Melbourne

16, Jan, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Novak Djokovic leaves Australia after court upholds visa cancellation
Serbian tennis player seen boarding plane to Dubai hours after decision left him ‘extremely disappointed’

Paul Karp

16, Jan, 2022 @11:46 AM

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World No 1 issues statement saying he ‘respects’ court ruling – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci (now) and Christopher Knaus (earlier)

16, Jan, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Imagine if Australia applied its new no-dickhead policy on Novak Djokovic to government troublemakers | Sarah Martin
A messy week for the government proved one thing: Australia’s immigration laws are as harsh in design as they are in execution

Sarah Martin

16, Jan, 2022 @8:38 AM

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The Djokovic circus allows us to see all our Covid prejudices being played out | Emma John
With its breadth of opinions, the tennis locker room is society in miniature

Emma John

16, Jan, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Novak Djokovic awaits Australia visa ruling after lawyers debate his vaccination views
Federal court expected to rule on Serbian tennis player’s appeal against his visa cancellation later on Sunday

Paul Karp

16, Jan, 2022 @4:40 AM

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Djokovic’s vaccine stance leaves him short of support from fellow players | Simon Cambers
Nick Kyrgios has backed the Serb but many others resent his refusal to be vaccinated and his conduct in Australia

Simon Cambers

15, Jan, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Emma Raducanu well placed to move forward under glaring spotlight | Tumaini Carayol
Emma Raducanu’s focus on improving her physical strength and fitness during the off-season and her wise choice of new coach should be invaluable in what is likely to be a complicated second season on the WTA Tour

Tumaini Carayol in Melbourne

15, Jan, 2022 @12:33 PM

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Novak Djokovic v Australia is a grudge match for our polarised age | Barney Ronay
The Djokovic saga encapsulates humanity’s response to Covid, and the irreconcilable career ambitions of the world’s best male tennis player and the prime minister of Australia

Barney Ronay

14, Jan, 2022 @7:16 PM

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Novak Djokovic saga leaves Australian Open in tatters with draw in turmoil | Tumaini Carayol
Tennis Australia’s determination to host world No 1 backfires as visa limbo threatens to create a badly lopsided men’s tournament

Tumaini Carayol in Melbourne

14, Jan, 2022 @7:04 PM

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Novak Djokovic Q&A: a wild day, what happens next and the legal view
After another extraordinary day in the Novak Djokovic saga ahead of the Australian Open, what now for the world No 1?

Sean Ingle

14, Jan, 2022 @4:25 PM

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