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Djokovic out, but vaccine debate stays in Australian Open

Jan. 17, 2022 03:40 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — To some, it seemed a cloud had been lifted from the Australian Open. To others, Novak Djokovic still was almost palpably present, the name on everyone's lips on the opening day of the first major tennis tournament of the year. Djokovic left Australia...

Djokovic heads for Belgrade after deportation from Australia

Jan. 17, 2022 03:04 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Novak Djokovic was heading home to Serbia on Monday after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men's tennis player's hopes of defending his Australian Open title. An Emirates plane carrying...

Osaka, Nadal advance in Australia after Djokovic flies home

Jan. 17, 2022 02:14 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The first test of Naomi Osaka’s new approach to tennis might have been when she completely whiffed on an overhead to give her opponent a break point on Day 1 of the no-Novak-Djokovic Australian Open. Osaka didn’t chuck her racket. She didn’t roll...

Djokovic leaves Australia but debate goes on in vaccine saga

Jan. 17, 2022 01:06 AM EST

Australia sent Novak Djokovic home, but opinion remains divided worldwide on the No. 1 men's tennis player and whether he should have been allowed to compete in the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19. At a tennis center in Phoenix on Sunday, employee Stan...

The Latest at the Australian Open: 2021 champ Osaka wins

Jan. 16, 2022 22:41 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Defending champion Naomi Osaka has had a relatively trouble-free 6-3, 6-3 win over Camila Osorio in her first-round match on Rod Laver Arena. The...

Plane carrying tennis star Novak Djokovic lands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after his deportation from Australia

Jan. 16, 2022 20:29 PM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plane carrying tennis star Novak Djokovic lands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after his deportation from Australia.

Analysis: Novak Djokovic's legal loss is loss for Open, fans

Jan. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EST

Novak Djokovic’s loss in a court of law is also a loss for the Australian Open, a loss for tennis fans and a loss for the sport as a whole. Setting aside, for a moment, everything that led to his deportation from Australia on Sunday — a fundamentally hard-to-fathom reason for any...

Ruled out: Australia deports Djokovic for being unvaccinated

Jan. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday after losing a bid to stay in the country to defend his Australian Open title despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19. A masked Djokovic was photographed in a Melbourne airport lounge with two...

Serbia's president urges Djokovic to come home

Jan. 16, 2022 10:56 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president called on Novak Djokovic to return to his native country on Sunday hours after the top-ranked tennis player lost his court battle to play at the Australian Open and was deported. Djokovic's final destination was not immediately clear. He...

No title defense for No. 1: Djokovic deported from Australia

Jan. 16, 2022 07:50 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Instead of starting the defense of his Australian Open title on Monday, Novak Djokovic was on his way home, a stunning and unprecedented end to his run of success at Melbourne Park. Djokovic has won nine of his 20 Grand Slam trophies at the Australian...