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EXPLAINER: Why Was World No.1 Novak Djokovic Not Let Into Australia?

Jan 06, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Despite being granted a medical exemption to defend his Australian Open men's singles title, World No.1 Novak Djokovic's visa has been revoked upon his arrival in Melbourne on Thursday.

Australian Open 2022: World No.1 Novak Djokovic Takes Legal Action After Visa Cancellation

Jan 06, 2022 Aditya Kumar

The court officials in Australia have confirmed that Serbian Novak Djokovic’s appeal against imminent deportation would be heard on Thursday. He was granted a medical exemption by the Australian Open 2022 organisers.

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Granted Medical Exemption; To Seek 21st Grand Slam

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has won nine of his 20 major titles at the Australian Open. He is tied with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles. Federer won't be playing in the Australian Open 2022.

Australian Open 2022: Top Tennis Stars Prepare For Melbourne Event Sans Novak Djokovic

Jan 03, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

At a time when all the top tennis stars will be tuning up for the Australian Open 2022 in WTA and ATP tournaments, World No.1 Novak Djokovic has still not confirmed his participation for the year's first Grand Slam.

Australian Open 2022: World No.1 Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam Participation Still In Doubt

It is worth noting that all spectators, staff and players at the Australian Open 2022 need to be double-vaccinated or have a medical exemption. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, hasn't disclosed his vaccination status.

28 December, 2021

Australian Open 2022: Dominic Thiem Pulls Out With Serious Wrist Injury


Dominic Thiem finished runner-up in last year's Australian Open. Thiem thus becomes the latest tennis player to withdraw from the season-opening Grand Slam after the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and many more.

07 December, 2021

ATP Cup 2022: World No.1 Novak Djokovic Named In Serbia Team, Spain Omit Rafael Nadal

Associated Press (AP)

Serbia will start favourites in Group A, which also comprises Norway, Chile and Spain. The ATP Cup 2022 will be played in Sydney at Ken Rosewall Arena and the tennis stadium at Sydney Olympic Park.

20 November, 2021

Australian Open Tennis: Novak Djokovic’s Bid For 21st Grand Slam In Jeopardy After Vaccination Rules Revealed

Associated Press (AP)

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday that every person will need to be fully vaccinated while in the tournament.

18 November, 2021

Roger Federer Sees 'End Is Near'; Hopes For On-Court Farewell

Associated Press (AP)

Roger Federer, who shares the men's record of 20 major singles championships with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, has not competed since undergoing surgery on his right knee for the third time in 1.5 years.

17 November, 2021

Swiss Tennis Great Roger Federer Set To Miss Wimbledon 2022, Won’t Play Australia Open

Outlook Web Bureau

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer shares the men’s Grand Slam record of 20 titles with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

13 November, 2021

ATP Finals: Word No.1 Novak Djokovic Aims To End Six-Year Title Drought in Turin

Associated Press (AP)

The last time Serbian Novak Djokovic won a title at the ATP Finals was in 2015 when he beat Roger Federer.

07 November, 2021

Paris Masters Tennis: Novak Djokovic Reaches Final, To End Record 7th Year As No. 1

Associated Press (AP)

Serbian Novak Djokovic, who is on course for a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title, moved one ahead of American Pete Sampras, who secured his six top year-end finishes from 1993-98.

01 November, 2021

St. Petersburg Open: Marin Cilic Beats Taylor Fritz To Win Second Title

Associated Press (AP)

The victory marks Marin Cilic's fourth title in Russia after two wins in 2014 and 2015 in Moscow.

12 September, 2021

Novak Djokovic Bids For History At US Open: Calendar Grand Slam, 21st Major

Associated Press (AP)

Djokovic needs one more victory to go 28-0 at Grand Slam tournaments and claim all four trophies in a single season

11 September, 2021

US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Beats Alexander Zverev To Reach 31st Grand Slam Final

Associated Press (AP)

Djokovic defeated German Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows and is just one win shy of completing the calendar Grand Slam

26 August, 2021

Glimpse Of Tennis' Future: US Open Sans Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal


Everyone knows they can't play forever, of course, and that this grand era will end at some point

16 August, 2021

Roger Federer To Undergo Career-Threatening 3rd Knee Surgery, To Miss US Open

Associated Press (AP)

Federer, who has 20 Grand Slam singles titles, acknowledged there was a chance his playing career could be over

13 July, 2021

Roger Federer Pulls Out Of Tokyo Olympics


Federer won the silver medal in men's singles at the 2012 London Olympics and gold old in men's doubles at the 2008 Beijing Games

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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