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Djokovic set for new immigration interview after ‘torturous’

Novak Djokovic has been asked to attend an interview with immigration officials in Australia after having his visa cancelled for a second time. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used his personal powers to revoke the Serb’s visa on Friday. The world No 1 initially had his visa cancelled when arriving in Melbourne last week after Tennis […]

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Djokovic addresses injury concern as he admits Aus Open ‘crossed

The 21-time Grand Slam champion also assessed his performance in what was his 13th meeting with Medvedev, who has fast become one of his biggest rivals in recent years. “Look, with Daniil it’s never easy,” Djokovic said after beating the 26-year-old for the ninth time. “You know, you always have to change pace, mix up […]

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Daniil Medvedev seen ‘mocking’ Novak Djokovic injury in Adelaide

It’s not the first time Medvedev has been caught trolling during a match, as he has often found himself in a back-and-forth with crowds at tournaments like the Australian Open and US Open. During his run to his maiden Grand Slam final at the 2019 US Open, the 26-year-old famously addressed the booing crowd by […]

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Djokovic has off-court medical time out with physio in Medvedev

Novak Djokovic was forced to call the physio to court early on in his Adelaide International semi-final against Daniil Medvedev after being spotted stretching his left thigh. The top seed was taken off court for a medical time out after taking an early 5-2 lead over the world No 7. Djokovic and Medvedev are facing […]

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Raducanu flies to Aus Open as Brit hopes injury won’t stop her

“As every player they work really hard in the off-season, that’s not what you expect when you play a tournament in week one.” He then defended the decision to use the indoor courts, adding: “The courts have been checked and we’ve had a number of matches on the indoor courts. We haven’t had an injury […]

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Novak Djokovic piles praise on Medvedev ahead of mouthwatering

Djokovic needed an hour and 55 minutes to get past Shapovalov in his quarter-final on Friday, facing several break points in the opening set before the Canadian started mounting a comeback from a break down in the final set. Discussing the match, he said: “I think the scoreline probably doesnt give you the right idea […]

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Djokovic match suspended for eight minutes due to badly-timed

Novak Djokovic’s quarter-final match at the Adelaide International was briefly paused on Friday night for a firework display early on in his clash with Denis Shapovalov. As the pair sat down with the top seed leading 2-1 in the opening set, they were forced to wait eight minutes in an extended changeover until the fireworks […]

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Boris Becker lands new job after prison release with Aus Open

Boris Becker is set to return to his commentating duties just weeks after being released from prison and deported back to Germany. The six-time Grand Slam title winner will take up a role at Eurosport for the upcoming Australian Open, where he is expected to be given his own show as well as reprising his […]

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Andy Murray’s 2023 starts with disappointment as Brit loses to

Andy Murray suffered defeat in his opening match of the season as he crashed out in the first round of the Adelaide International. The Brit suffered his second career defeat to Sebastian Korda as the 22-year-old came through 7-6(3) 6-3 in an hour and 56 minutes. Murray was facing Korda for the second time, having […]

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Emma Raducanu makes statement with impressive comeback win in

Emma Raducanu sent a message to the rest of the WTA Tour as she came from a set down to defeat Linda Fruhvirtova 4-6 6-4 6-2 in her first match of the season at the ASB Classic in Auckland. After dropping the first set and going down an early break in the second, the world […]