‘Won’t change the outcome’ – Djokovic urged to reveal vaccination decision

‘It won’t change the outcome’ – Novak Djokovic urged to reveal vaccination decision quickly Todd Woodbridge has urged Novak Djokovic to put any vaccination hesitation to one side to ensure he can play at the Australian Open. In an interview earlier this week, Djokovic refused to disclose his COVID vaccination status before criticising the media for even asking him the question. The Australian government have said tennis players will not be given a visa to enter the country unless they have have vaccinated, putting Djokovic’s potential participation at risk. However,…

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‘Djokovic will play’ – ex-ATP coach dismisses Australian Open doubts

Novak Djokovic is certain to play the 2022 Australian Open in pursuit of a 21st Slam title, this former ATP coach is convinced. Australia’s immigration minister recently confirmed that all visitors to the country will require double vaccination. This includes tennis players looking to compete at the first Slam of the new season. Djokovic has not revealed his vaccination status and has himself said he is unsure of whether he will compete in Melbourne. But Roger Rasheed, former coach to two-time slam champion Lleyton Hewitt and former world number three…

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Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic vaccination stance, not allowed into Australia, tennis news

The world’s best tennis player will not reveal whether he has been vaccinated, and it could cost him a place at the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic will not be allowed to play at next year’s Australian Open if he is not fully vaccinated. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke confirmed on Wednesday morning that any sports stars hoping to compete in Australian competitions this coming summer would need to have had both doses of a TGA-approved vaccine. Watch Tennis Live with beIN SPORTS on Kayo. Live Coverage of ATP + WTA Tour…

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Novak Djokovic Unsure About Australian Open As Officials Hold Firm On Vaccine Rules

Unvaccinated tennis stars are unlikely to get visas to play in the Australian Open, a local official warned Tuesday, with defending champion Novak Djokovic raising doubts about his own participation in the upcoming tournament. Victoria state premier Dan Andrews said he expected no exceptions from Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine rules for players competing in January’s Grand Slam. “I don’t think an unvaccinated tennis player is going to get a visa to come into this country,” Andrews said. “The virus doesn’t care what your tennis ranking is or how many Grand Slams…

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Tennis news; Novak Djokovic could miss the Australian Open, won’t confirm Covid-19 vaccination status

What the world’s best tennis player Novak Djokovic won’t reveal to anyone could have massive Australian Open ramifications. World No.1 Novak Djokovic may not be allowed into Victoria to defend his title at next year’s Australian Open in Melbourne after refusing to reveal whether he has been vaccinated against Covid-19. The Victorian government has introduced a vaccine mandate that applies to local professional athletes, and Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on Tuesday that unvaccinated tennis players were unlikely to be allowed at the Australian Open. Djokovic is a nine-time Australian Open…

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Tennis news; Novak Djokovic could miss the 2022 Australian Open, Covid-19 vaccination status secret

Novak Djokovic won’t reveal his vaccination status to anyone and has conceded the “private matter” could have Australian Open ramifications. World No.1 Novak Djokovic can’t commit to defending his title at next year’s Australian Open in Melbourne after refusing to reveal whether he has been vaccinated against Covid-19 The Victorian government has introduced a vaccine mandate that applies to local professional athletes and while the requirement will not affect international tennis players, Open organisers are likely to make their own rules and limit what unvaccinated players could do. Djokovic is…

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‘Novak is with us’ – Djokovic schedule updated as ‘agreement’ is revealed

‘Novak is with us’ – Djokovic schedule updated as compatriot reveals ‘agreement’ Novak Djokovic has ‘an agreement’ to represent Serbia at the Davis Cup at the end of this year, says compatriot Filip Krajinovic. Djokovic has not played a match since losing to Daniil Medvedev in the final of the US Open last month. That defeat was especially tough for Djokovic, who was reduced to tears during the third set, as it ended his hopes of winning a historic calendar Grand Slam this year. He had already won all the…

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Novak Djokovic is the best ‘in important situations, but Daniil Medvedev is right up there’ insists Andy Murray

Andy Murray believes Novak Djokovic is the best decision maker he has ever faced, however Daniil Medvedev is right up there with the Serb. Djokovic entered the US Open on course to become the first male player in over 50 years to win all four Majors in the same year, Rod Laver completed the feat in 1969. The 34-year-old’s bid for history fell at the final hurdle as he was defeated in straight sets by Medvedev in US Open final. The world number one won 27 consecutive Grand Slam matches…

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Novak Djokovic is ‘world number one, helps other players and also takes care of running the academy,’ says former ATP star

Novak Djokovic is ‘world number one, helps other players and also takes care of running the academy,’ says former ATP star Former top 16 player Younes El Aynaoui expressed his admiration for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, but reserved special praise for world number one Novak Djokovic. The Moroccan works as a coach at Djokovic’s tennis centre in Belgrade, insisting he has a great understanding with the Serb and his passion for the academy is admirable. “Great. Novak is amazing,” El Aynaoui said. “He decides every little thing for the…

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‘Going by the numbers, the best is Federer or Djokovic’ admits Nadal

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic cannot be separated by Slam titles alone, but other stats favour the Swiss and Serb. With 20-Slam titles each, many in the tennis world looks to other metrics to distinguish between the greatness of the ‘Big Three’. In a recent interview, Toni Nadal admitted that at present, Federer and Djokovic have at least the statistical advantage over his nephew in the ‘GOAT’ debate. “I could never have imagined that they would achieve as much as they have,” Toni said of the three men.…

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