Players to watch at the Australian Open beyond Novak Djokovic

1/15/2022 2:21:00 PM

Players to watch at the Australian Open beyond Novak Djokovic

Players to watch at the Australian Open beyond Novak Djokovic

Beyond Novak Djokovic, there are plenty of players to watch during the Australian Open.

, derailing the Serb’s hopes for a “Golden Slam.”Rafael NadalMike Frey/AFP/Getty ImagesBerrettini, seventh in the world and the seedings, had three memorable meetings with Djokovic in 2021. Two came in the quarterfinals of the French and U.S. opens, and the third was

Brett Hemmings/Getty Images, stunning Djokovic by taking a 2-0 lead before the Serb stormed back to take the title. Tsitsipas is the fourth seed in Australia and is ranked fourth in the world.Taylor FritzBrendon Thorne/Getty ImagesBrendon Thorne/Getty Images

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TIMELINE: Novak Djokovic's bid to compete at Australian Open | AP NewsThe Australian government on Friday revoked tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time, just three days before the Australian Open begins. Djokovic’s lawyers are expected to appeal the cancellation in the Federal Circuit and Family Court, as they successfully did the first time. Does the time line start with his first lie. Hit the road jack don’t come back no more no more no more no more no more! Novak Djokovic got what he deserved. Conservatives always rail against illegal immigrants asking for an asylum, but when it comes to millionaires visa violators it is always a difficult & sensitive manner.

Live updates: Novak Djokovic visa and Australian Open 2022Australian authorities announced they are revoking tennis superstar Novak Djokovic's visa ahead of the Australian Open. Follow here for live updates. Remember that the COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective against being deported. 😂👍🏽 🍾🍾🍾

Novak Djokovic's Australian Open Might Already Be OverThe defending champion's visa was revoked by the Australian immigration minister on Friday. Barring a successful appeal of the decision, he won't be able to play Down Under. Sick. Australia is a prison state. So his stay does come with strings attached... Maybe he shouldn't have lied on his immigration paperwork.

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa again only days before the Australian OpenThe tennis star is facing deportation just days before the Australian Open, but his lawyers are trying to keep that from happening and to get him permission to take part in the tournament. Australia's immigration laws are crude, its like they don't live on this planet. It should be shunned by all progressive thinkers. DjokovicGoHome ektaka Kick his unvaccinated behind out of the country. Full stop

Novak Djokovic drawn against Miomir Kecmanovic at Australian Open amid visa uncertaintyDjokovic, looking to win his 10th Australian Open title in Melbourne, is waiting for Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke to decide whether to revoke his reinstated visa ahead of the tournament. More developed countries have independent agencies and courts deciding individual cases. In some it's illegal for a minister to interfere directly. As for example the previous US administration showed, 'tradition' is not enough to guarantee a legally secure process. So he was planning this trip with no excuse for an exemption then got lucky and caught covid just in time? Send him home.

Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Reuters Alexander Zverev Germany’s Olympic gold medalist in men’s singles, Zverev is ranked third in the world and seeded the same in Melbourne.declare his recent travel from Serbia to Spain on visa forms before his journey to Australia.105 Mexican immigration agents linked to corruption Nov.of Djokovic's visa and orders his release from detention.

He , derailing the Serb’s hopes for a “Golden Slam.” Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Reuters Mike Frey/AFP/Getty Images Rafael Nadal The Spaniard has slipped to sixth in the world rankings after persistent foot injuries kept him from Wimbledon and the U. He, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are tied with 20 Grand Slam titles each.S. Dec. Open last year. What To Watch For Djokovic faces more than possible deportation in the matter, according to various media reports. The sixth seed in Melbourne, he has been and would be a popular choice were he the player to break the three-way tie for all-time Grand Slam singles titles in the Australian Open, a tournament he has won only once (2009). 12 Djokovic says his team has provided additional information to the Australian government to clarify the issue of his travel declaration.

Mike Frey/AFP/Getty Images David Gray/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Matteo Berrettini Berrettini, seventh in the world and the seedings, had three memorable meetings with Djokovic in 2021. The maximum penalty is reportedly a five year prison sentence. 14, 2021: Djokovic attends a professional basketball game in Belgrade and is photographed hugging several players from both teams, including some who later tested positive. Two came in the quarterfinals of the French and U.S. Further Reading. opens, and the third was , where he won a hard-fought first-set tiebreaker. He later says he did not know the result until Dec. However, he lost all three matches, each in four sets.

David Gray/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Brett Hemmings/Getty Images Stefanos Tsitsipas With a victory over Zverev in a French Open semifinal, Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to reach a Grand Slam final. He turned in a memorable performance , stunning Djokovic by taking a 2-0 lead before the Serb stormed back to take the title. 17, 2021: Djokovic attends an event in Belgrade honoring youth tennis players. Tsitsipas is the fourth seed in Australia and is ranked fourth in the world. Brett Hemmings/Getty Images Rick Rycroft/AP Taylor Fritz The Californian, the 20th seed and ranked No. 22 in the world, pushed Djokovic to five sets in the third round of the 2021 Australian Open; he has not advanced past the third round in a Grand Slam but is one of the top American men’s players. Dec.

Rick Rycroft/AP Brendon Thorne/Getty Images John Isner The 22nd seed and ranked 24th in the world, Isner is another top American. The 6-foot-10 tour veteran remains best known for playing the longest match in Grand Slam history, his 11-hour 5-minute, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68 victory over Nicolas Mahut in Wimbledon in 2010. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images Elise Amendola/AP Reilly Opelka At 6-11, Opelka is tied with Ivo Karlovic as the tallest ATP-ranked player (taller than Isner by an inch), and he adds power to his height, with a serve that can reach 140 mph.” Dec. Elise Amendola/AP David Gray/AFP/Getty Images Andy Murray A wild-card entry into the tournament, the five-time Australian Open finalist is a sentimental favorite, given that he is playing after having a metal implant put in his hip in 2019. David Gray/AFP/Getty Images Mark Nolan Ashleigh Barty The world’s No.

1 women’s player and the tournament’s top seed, Barty has a 17-1 record against top-10 rivals over the past year and was playing so well in Australian Open tuneups that she chose to skip the recent Sydney Tennis Classic. 29, 2021: Djokovic withdraws from Serbia’s team for the ATP Cup, days before the competition is due to begin in Sydney. She has won all seven of her matches so far in 2022. Mark Nolan Alastair Grant/AP Aryna Sabalenka The Belarusian, who is the second seed and world’s No. 2, suffered two defeats in less than a week Down Under and hasn’t won in over two months, hardly a strong showing if she hopes to challenge Barty in the year’s first Grand Slam. 1, 2022: Tiley is asked in a TV interview about Djokovic’s status for the Australian Open and responds: “There’s quite a bit to play out and I think it will play out in the coming days. Alastair Grant/AP John Minchillo/AP Garbiñe Muguruza The Spaniard, the third seed and world’s No.

3, was a 2020 Australian Open finalist, losing to Sofia Kenin. She has had success adapting to surfaces, winning the French Open on clay in 2016 and Wimbledon on grass in 2017.” Tennis Australia follows with a statement confirming Djokovic is on his way to the country with a medical exemption “granted following a rigorous review process involving two separate independent panels of medical experts. John Minchillo/AP .