Djokovic's court defeat to shake up Australian Open draw

16/1/2022 11:08:00 AM
Djokovic's court defeat to shake up Australian Open draw

Djokovic's court defeat to shake up Australian Open draw

Djokovic's court defeat to shake up Australian Open draw

MELBOURNE : A court decision to uphold the cancellation of Novak Djokovic's visa on Sunday has shaken up the Australian Open draw on the eve of the tournament, handing a boost to his rivals and adding intrigue to the race for the Grand Slam titles record.The world number one had been favourite to win a 10

MELBOURNE : A court decision to uphold the cancellation of Novak Djokovic's visa on Sunday has shaken up the Australian Open draw on the eve of the tournament, handing a boost to his rivals and adding intrigue to the race for the Grand Slam titles record.

The world number one had been favourite to win a 10th title at Melbourne Park and claim a 21st Grand Slam crown but the Serb now faces being deported from Australia.Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev will now likely be the bookmakers' favourite when the tournament begins on Monday, ahead of third seed Alexander Zverev.

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Australian federal court upholds cancellation of Djokovic's Australian visaSYDNEY: An Australian court upheld a government decision to cancel Novak Djokovic\u0027s visa on Sunday (Jan 16), ending the unvaccinated tennis superstar\u0027s hopes of winning the Australian Open and racking up a record-breaking 21 men\u0027s Grand Slam titles. Ruling on a case that has gripped Australia and the sport

Australian federal court upholds cancellation of Djokovic's Australian visa

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Australian court sets hearing of Novak Djokovic's visa case

Australian court sets hearing of Novak Djokovic's visa caseSYDNEY: An Australian court set the hearing over Novak Djokovic\u0027s visa cancellation case on Sunday (Jan 16) at 9.30am local time as the world number 1 tennis player fights to overturn the decision by the Australian government to remove him from the country. Justice David O\u0027Callaghan said on Satur Depot the Serb before he continues to infect Australia! This is exhausting Time to go home! Enough of drama already. When you violate the country’s immigration law and still get to stay and play, that will set off a president for all future violations that Australia have to unnecessarily deal with!

LinkedIn MELBOURNE : A court decision to uphold the cancellation of Novak Djokovic's visa on Sunday has shaken up the Australian Open draw on the eve of the tournament, handing a boost to his rivals and adding intrigue to the race for the Grand Slam titles record.LinkedIn SYDNEY: An Australian court upheld a government decision to cancel Novak Djokovic's visa on Sunday (Jan 16), ending the unvaccinated tennis superstar's hopes of winning the Australian Open and racking up a record-breaking 21 men's Grand Slam titles.LinkedIn SYDNEY : An Australian court upheld a government decision to cancel Novak Djokovic's visa on Sunday, ending the unvaccinated tennis superstar's hopes of winning the Australian Open and racking up a record-breaking 21 men's Grand Slam titles.at Tullamarine Airport.

The world number one had been favourite to win a 10th title at Melbourne Park and claim a 21st Grand Slam crown but the Serb now faces being deported from Australia. Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev will now likely be the bookmakers' favourite when the tournament begins on Monday, ahead of third seed Alexander Zverev. A medical exemption that allowed the Serbian tennis world number one to enter the country without being vaccinated had sparked fury in Australia, and became a political issue for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has to call a federal election before May. Sixth seed Rafa Nadal, who shares the men's Grand Slam record of 20 with Djokovic and the absent Roger Federer, could strike a blow in the major title race. (Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore) Source: Reuters. Nadal, the 2009 champion and a four-times finalist in Melbourne, would have had to face Djokovic in the semi-finals if the draw progressed according to seeding. The top quarter of the draw has now been thrown wide open, with Djokovic set to be replaced by a 'lucky loser' from the qualifying phase and with seventh-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini left as the highest seed in the section. “This decision followed orders by the Federal Circuit and Family Court on Jan 10 2022, quashing a prior cancellation decision on procedural fairness grounds.

The lucky loser will play Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic on Monday in the first round in place of Djokovic. Rubbing salt into the wound, Djokovic's withdrawal could also mean losing his world number one ranking if Medvedev or Zverev claim his title at Melbourne Park. Longer term, Djokovic's visa cancellation could further harm his chances of adding to his Grand Slam silverware, with the Australian government capable of imposing a three-year entry ban on the Serb. His travel to other countries could also be affected, with most requiring visa applicants to disclose if they have ever been deported or had a visa rejected or cancelled. Should Djokovic choose to remain unvaccinated for COVID-19, his entry into other Grand Slams may also be affected as authorities tighten travel and border restrictions in the third year of a pandemic that has killed more than 5 million people. “The pandemic has been incredibly difficult for every Australian but we have stuck together and saved lives and livelihoods,” he said.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom in Melbourne; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Source: Reuters .