Australians mock Trump fans for saying country has ‘fallen’ over Djokovic saga: ‘Let me go to the beach to check’

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Novak Djokovic, Australia

19/1/2022 10:00:00 AM

'Let me go to the beach to check.' 🏖

Tennis star’s deportation caused fierce debate between vaccinated and vaccine-sceptics

2-min readOur goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commentingLatest storiesAirport selfies for Djokovic as Australian Open begins

Posing for selfies with fans in Dubai, tennis star Novak Djokovic was a world away from where he thought he would be on Monday.It's the first day of the Australian Open and instead of warming up to play center court in front of thousands, the Serbian is headed for home.The world number one flew out of Melbourne on Sunday after Australia's Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa.The ruling capped off days of drama over his unvaccinated status, and dealt a final blow to Djokovic's hopes of chasing a record 21st Grand Slam win.Thousands of miles away back in Melbourne, many are happy to see the back of him and for the focus to return to tennis:"I'm relieved, that should've been organised before he came to Australia. So I'm glad it's all over.""I think it was highly anticipated, the decision making, and I think it was kind of dragged on a little bit too long.""Well I'm just glad the focus is now on what we're all here for - yeah the Australian Open."Under Australia's immigration laws, Djokovic would usually be subject to a three-year entry ban.But Prime Minister Scott Morrison has left the door open to him, noting that there was room for a waiver "in the right circumstances".

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Australian Open organisers 'deeply regret' impact of Djokovic saga Australia n Open organisers said Tuesday they 'deeply regret' the impact that the Novak Djokovic deportation saga had on other players and admitted there were 'lessons to learn'.

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Djokovic has to comply with rules to go to Spain, PM saysMADRID: World men\u0027s tennis No 1 Novak Djokovic will have to comply with Spanish health rules to be able to travel to Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday. Answering a question on whether Djokovic would be allowed to enter Spain to compete after Australia deported him for being unvaccinat That should be the way. Period. Early retirement for Novax

Tennis-Djokovic has to comply with rules to go to Spain, PM saysWorld men's tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic will have to comply with Spanish health rules to be able to travel to Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday. Answering a question on whether Djokovic would be allowed to enter Spain to compete after Australia deported him for being unvaccinated against COVID-19, Sanchez said: 'Any sportsperson who wishes to compete in our country must comply with the health rules of Spain'.

· 2-min read Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting Latest stories Airport selfies for Djokovic as Australian Open begins Posing for selfies with fans in Dubai, tennis star Novak Djokovic was a world away from where he thought he would be on Monday.It's the first day of the Australian Open and instead of warming up to play center court in front of thousands, the Serbian is headed for home.The world number one flew out of Melbourne on Sunday after Australia's Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa.The ruling capped off days of drama over his unvaccinated status, and dealt a final blow to Djokovic's hopes of chasing a record 21st Grand Slam win.Thousands of miles away back in Melbourne, many are happy to see the back of him and for the focus to return to tennis:"I'm relieved, that should've been organised before he came to Australia. So I'm glad it's all over.""I think it was highly anticipated, the decision making, and I think it was kind of dragged on a little bit too long.""Well I'm just glad the focus is now on what we're all here for - yeah the Australian Open."Under Australia's immigration laws, Djokovic would usually be subject to a three-year entry ban.But Prime Minister Scott Morrison has left the door open to him, noting that there was room for a waiver "in the right circumstances". 2 days ago Australian Open begins after Djokovic saga Fans at Melbourne Park share their thoughts on Novak Djokovic's deportation as the Australian Open finally begins on Monday following a chaotic and controversial build-up dominated by the visa saga that engulfed the world number one. "I think it's just better for everyone and people can focus on the tennis now, not on unvaccinated players," says a local resident. 2 days ago