Novak Djokovic saga still looms large over Australian Open

1/14/2022 8:10:00 PM

There has long been an inevitability to the outcome of the men’s singles competition at the Australian Open.

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There has long been an inevitability to the outcome of the men’s singles competition at the Australian Open .

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Novak Djokovic kicked out of Australian Open as visa cancelled for second time Novak Djokovic has finally discovered his fate at the Australian Open after several days of uncertainty surrounding his participation at the event, and faces another lengthy legal battle He is not being 'kicked out' of the Australian Open. He's being kicked out of the country. Awesome! The best decision! Good

Novak Djokovic: a timeline of the tennis star’s Australian Open fiasco Novak Djokovic is at the centre of a storm of controversy after his visa was cancelled for a second time following scrutiny of the medical exemption he had secured to enter the country.

Talking point: Should Djokovic be allowed play in the Aussie Open?The Novak Djokovic vaccine saga took another turn this week, when Australian immigration minister Alex Hawke moved to cancel the tennis star’s visa for a second time due to concerns over “the health, safety or good order of the Australian community.” This was after Djokovic originally had his visa cancelled at border control when he arrived in the country on 6 January, with this move later being overturned in the Australian court system.

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'Not great for tennis, not great for Novak'Andy Murray described Novak Djokovic 's visa saga as 'not great for tennis, not great for the Australian Open , not great for Novak'. He admitted that he had covid and messed up paper work regardinghis status. The only reason he is still there 'fighting' for a chance is bc of his tennis status. Otherwise he'd already be gone. Lol brilliant. I'm glad he's back detained lol I think tennis is the most minor aspect in all of this.

In Pictures | Andy Murray AFP via Getty Images Andy Murray poses with his gold and silver medals holding a union jack after the medal ceremony for the Mixed Doubles Tennis on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on 05 August 2012 Getty Images Andy Murray celebrates at championship point during the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England Getty Images Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Getty Images Andrew Murray in action during the Under 14s event of the National Junior Championships, Nottingham in 1999 Getty Images Getty Images Andy Murray in action during the Men's Doubles for the 2019 Fever-Tree Championship at the Queen's Club Getty Images Feliciano Lopez and Andy Murray celebrate winning the Men's Doubles at the 2019 Fever-Tree Championship at the Queen's Club AFP/Getty Images Andy Murray poses with the trophy after winning the Under 14s event during the National Junior Championships at the Nottingham tennis centre on August 20, 1999 Getty Images Boy's Junior winner, Andy Murray stands with his trophy during the US Open on 12 September 2004 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.Novak Djokovic has been kicked out of the Australian Open after his visa was cancelled for a second time.8 London theatre shows to add sparkle to your New Year The Serbian tennis star was given an exemption to play at the tournament in Victoria, despite the rules initially stating players must be double-vaccinated against the virus to participate.tennis star’s visa for a second time due to concerns over “the health, safety or good order of the Australian community.

Murray defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine Getty Images Andrew Murray during his debut in the Wimbledon Men's Singles in 2005 reached the 3rd round Getty Images Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Murray pose with their trophies after the 2008 U.S. The decision comes after several remarkable days of uncertainty over his participation in the event, all caused by his refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Open Men's Championship Match in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City Getty Images Andy Murray and actor James Corden for Sport Relief in 2010 PA Andy Murray and Kim Sears arriving for the Burberry Catwalk show during London Fashion Week in 2011 PA Andy Murray (left) sits alongside his Kim Sears and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour while they watch the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear catwalk show as part of London Fashion Week in 2012 PA Andy Murray in training as coach Ivan Lendl watches a practice session for the Wimbledon Championships on 24 June 2012 in London Getty Images A giant screen shows Andy Murray as he speaks after losing his Gentlemen's Singles final match against Roger Federer on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England Getty Images Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the US Open championship trophy next to Novak Djokovic of Serbia after his victory in the men's singles final match on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. It prompted a huge backlash in Australia, where 90 per cent of the population is fully jabbed. Murray defeated Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 Getty Images Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, his parents Judy and Will and his girlfriend Kim Sears pose at Buckingham Palace on 17 October 2013 in London. Djokovic had intended to play in the tournament and defend his title after entering Australia using a medical exemption. Murray was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. What are your thoughts on the whole Djokovic vs Australia saga? Should the 34-year-old be allowed compete or is Australia right to clamp down on him again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments for the chance to be featured on the ES website tomorrow.

Getty Images Wimbledon champion Andy Murray receives his Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from the from Britain's Prince William in 2013 AP Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory next to Novak Djokovic of Serbia after their Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in 2013 Getty Images Gentlemen's Singles Champion Andy Murray poses with his mum Judy Murray during the Wimbledon Championships 2013 Winners Ball at InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on 07 July 2013 in London Getty Images Andy Murray laughs with his French coach Amelie Mauresmo during a session on the practice courts on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships on 01 July 2014 Getty Images Kim Sears arrives for Andy Murray's Gentlemen's Singles first round match against David Goffin of Belgium on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on 23 June 2014 Getty Images Winner of 2015 Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray with Sports Personality of the Year Runner Up Kevin Sinfield and 3rd placed Sports Personality of the Year Jessica Ennis-Hill during Sports Personality of the Year 2015 at the SSE Arena, Belfast PA Andy Murray and Kim Sears after their wedding on 11 April 2015 Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, James Ward, Dom Inglot and Captain Leon Smith take a selfie after winning the Davis Cup Final at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium British Tennis via Getty Images Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy following his team's victory during day three of the Davis Cup Final match between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium Getty Images Andy Murray during the final of the 2016 AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club PA Andy Murray takes a dip in an Ice Bath with Wimbledon Trophy in 2016 and quips 'Holding this bad boy makes the ice bath that little bit more bearable' Andy Murray Andy Murray holding the Team GB flag at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Ceremony Jeremy Selwyn Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a shot during the match against Steve Johnson of the United States in the Men's Singles Quarterfinal on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Getty Images Gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's singles on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre Getty Images Andy Murray in action wearing a Union Jack sweatband during a practice session prior to the Davis Cup World Group semi final tie between Great Britain and Argentina at Emirates Arena in 2016 Getty Images Andy Murray and Jamie Murray of Great Britain celebrate their four set victory against Juan Martin Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in their doubles match during the Davis Cup World Group semi final tie between Great Britain and Argentina at Emirates Arena on 15 September 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland Getty Images Andy Murray poses with 'Tree of Fanti' Trophy after winning the Mens Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters on November 6, 2016. LIVE: Follow all the latest Novak Djokovic updates here. Australian border force officials claimed that the tennis player’s medical exemption was not sufficient for him to enter Australia. Getty Images Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in 2016, holding a picture of Tony Wilding, the 'first great tennis superstar' and four-times Wimbledon champion who lost his life during the First World War, as he joins with Legion in calling on the nation's sporting organisations, clubs and individuals to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the role played by sportsmen during the First World War Royal British Legion Andy Murray poses with his trophy after winning the the Men's singles final match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day 9 of the 2016 China Open on 09 October 2016 in Beijing, China Getty Images Andy Murray holds his trophy after winning his men's singles finals match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on 16 October 2016 AFP/Getty Images Winner Andy Murray poses after the final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the ATP Erste Bank Open Tennis tournament in Vienna, on 30 October 2016 AFP/Getty Images Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his Mens Singles second round match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain on day three of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on 02 November 2016 in Paris, France Getty Images Andy Murray with fitness trainer Matt Little training at Wimbledon in 2017 Reuters Andy Murray plays an exhibition match in 2017 against Roger Federer at Andy Murray Live at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow Splash News Geri Horner and Andy Murray in a sketch for Sport Relief 2018 BBC A very emotional Andy Murray after defeating Marius Copil at the Citi Open, Washington in 2018 Andy Murray shares an image on his Instagram feed after playing with his baby daughter in 2018 Andy Murray Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during day two of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne in 2018 PA Great Britain's Kyle Edmund shakes hands with Andy Murray after winning their second round match in 2018 Reuters Great Britain's Andy Murray returns to Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their first round men's singles match at the ATP Queen's Club Championships in 2018 AFP/Getty Images Andy Murray shares a joke image of him celebrating the new year and reflecting on a terrible 2018 Andy Murray Andy Murray celebrates winning a game in his match against James Duckworth of Australia during day three of the 2019 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 01, 2019 Getty Images Andy Murray breaks down during a press conference ahead of the 2019 Australian Open talking about his retirement Getty Images Andy Murray with mother Judy Andy Murray Andy Murray undergoes hip resurfacing surgery in a bid to save his career Andy Murray Andy Murray receives his knighthood from the Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London in 2019 Dominic Lipinski/PA Andy Murray practices during day three of the Fever-Tree Championship at the Queen's Club PA Andy Murray takes part in a practice session at the ATP Queen's Club Championships AFP/Getty Images Feliciano Lopez joins forces with Andy Murray in the Men's Doubles for the 2019 Fever-Tree Championship at the Queen's Club Getty Images Andy Murray signs autographs for fans during a practice session at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Action Images via Reuters Andy Murray trains during a practice session at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Getty Images Andy Murray in action during a practice session at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Getty Images Andy Murray and runner-up Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka (R) celebrate with their trophies after competing in their men's single tennis final match of the European Open ATP Antwer AFP via Getty Images Andy Murray of Great Britain during a Great Britain training session ahead of Day one of the 2019 David Cup at La Caja Magica Getty Images Andy Murray Resurfacing: Amazon Prime Documentary 2019 Amazon Andy Murray Resurfacing: Amazon Prime Documentary 2019 Amazon Prime Andy Murray Resurfacing: Amazon Prime Documentary 2019 Amazon Prime Guests attend the World Premiere of Amazon Original Documentary, Andy Murray:Resurfacing Andrew Timms 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Getty Images .