'The Five' panelists react to tennis champion Novak Djokovic being held up in a hotel over his vaccination status.
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Fan ejected and fight breaks out in Melbourne as anti-mask furore overshadows day one at Australian Open
A spectator was ejected on the opening day of the Australian Open on Monday for reportedly protesting against the wearing of masks.
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John McEnroe launched into a bizarre rant about the Novak Djokovic deportation furore on Monday, hailing him for doing “whatever it takes” to win a record 21st grand slam and wrongly suggesting journalists invented the fact he broke coronavirus quarantine rules.
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Novak Djokovic is under threat of a grand slam exile after he was told he would need to be vaccinated to play at the French Open and Wimbledon gave no guarantees he would be allowed to defend his title this summer.
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Star tennis player Naomi Osaka recently slammed her critics during a Q&A session she held on Instagram Stories for her fans. Osaka, 24, revealed she does not care anymore about the comments of her critics after one of her fans told her to play at the Australian Open as if she has something to prove, according to EssentiallySports. Naomi Osaka said what she said and I do what??
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The year’s first tennis major, the Australian Open, is underway in Melbourne. The world’s best tennis player, defending champion Novak Djokovic, isn’t in it. He very much wanted to be. He’s healthy. But they kicked him out against his will. Deported him, in fact.
Djokovic’s on-again, off-again Australian Open participation has presented his sponsors with different kinds of endorsement deal dilemmas.
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This can't be good.
The tennis star cannot obtain a visa for three years after losing an appeal, but the PM suggests this is flexible.
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No 18 seed makes 38 unforced errors in first-round-defeatKeys beats No 11 seed Kenin in battle of AmericansVictories for Opelka, Paul and McDonald on men’s side Coco Gauff: ‘It’s just learning when do I play my best tennis, and today wasn’t the best tennis’. Photograph: Michael Errey/AFP/Getty Images China’s Wang Qiang secured her first win over a top-20 player since beating Serena Williams at Melbourne Park in 2020 after upsetting 18th-seeded Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Monday
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It pays to play well on the PGA Tour, folks.
Novak Djokovic has never hidden his craving to be remembered as the greatest men's tennis player of all time, but his chance to make Grand Slam history is over for now -- and perhaps indefinitely.
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One of the longest – and tallest – hitters in professional golf is teeing it up in Palm Springs this week: 26-year-old South African James Hart du Preez.
PARIS (Reuters) -Novak Djokovic risks being frozen out of tennis as he chases a record 21st Grand Slam title, with rules on travellers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 tightening in the third year of the pandemic and some tournaments reconsidering exemptions. The Serbian, who has not been vaccinated, was deported from Australia on Sunday ahead of the Australian Open after losing a court case to have the cancellation of his visa overturned. Under Australian law, Djokovic cannot get another visa for three years - denying him the chance to add to his nine titles at Melbourne Park - but the government has left the door open nL1N2TX010 for a possible return next year.
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Ben Roethlisberger and Patrick Mahomes are planning a jersey swap.
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Cameron Norrie runs 10,000 metres in just under 37 minutes. On that basis, the British No 1 could have notched at least a half-marathon in the time it took him to be eliminated from the Australian Open.